Tanzanian girl assaulted, stripped by mob after Bengaluru woman dies in accident
Tanzanian student had nothing to do with the students involved in the accident
Two days after a 35-year-old woman in Hesaraghatta in north Bengaluru died after being rammed by a car driven by an African student, a 21-year-old Tanzanian student, who came to the accident spot 30 minutes after the incident, was allegedly stripped and assaulted by a mob on Sunday.
The Tanzanian student, who is a second year BBA student of Acharya College had nothing to do with those involved in the accident. She arrived in a car half hour after the accident. A Sudanese man was driving the car involved in the accident.
The mob also burnt down a car. It is unclear as to whose car was burnt.
Legal adviser of All African Students Union in Bengaluru, Bosco Kaweesi said that the Tanzanian girl and the Sudanese man, who was booked for the accident, did not know each other.
Deccan Chronicle reported that the student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four other friends and had arrived at the accident spot only 30 minutes after the incident occurred. The mob reportedly beat her, stripped her and paraded her around in the presence of the police. A bystander, who tried to help the woman, was also attacked.
“The students and her friends came in her car half an hour after the accident. The mob thought they were with the same group and forced them to come out of the car. While three of her friends escaped, she was held by the locals, stripped, beaten up and paraded on the road,” Kaweesi told TNM.
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