Bengaluru mob strips, thrashes Tanzanian girl over fatal accident; four held

The unruly mob reportedly thrashed her and tore off her clothes when she protested and pleaded them to leave her alone. 

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016, 22:09 PM IST
Bengaluru mob strips, thrashes Tanzanian girl over fatal accident; four held

Bengaluru: An angry mob in Bengaluru wrongly targeted an African student for an accident which has now snowballed into a major controversy.

The unruly mob reportedly thrashed her and tore off her clothes when she protested and pleaded them to leave her alone.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru Police have filed an FIR and arrested four people in connection with the case.

The African students union has termed it a racial attack and demanded the authorities to take strong action against the accused.

Bosco Kaweesi, the legal adviser for All African Students Union, said that the situation is still not safe for the African students in the city.

The driver who caused accident was already in the hands of the mob and the police, why did they attacked the student, Kaweesi asked.

The girl had no connection with him, Kaweesi said.

Kaweesi claimed that the girl arrived at the spot 30 minutes after the accident from a different route.

The 21-year-old girl has alleged that the police refused to register a case saying that they would only so so when she brings in the driver who ran over a 35-year-old woman.

Although she pleaded them that she did not even know about the accident and had nothing to do with the Sudanese student, her pleas went on deaf ears.

The Tanzanian Embassy in New Delhi has reportedly sought a detailed report about the incident.

The Bengaluru City Police have also started a probe.