New Delhi: Condemning the Tanzanian student assault case in Bengaluru, the Congress on Thursday backed party vice president Rahul Gandhi for seeking report from the Karnataka Government.
“It’s quite natural that the Congress vice-president seeks a report because it’s a Congress Government there. The incident which happened in the outskirts of Bangalore, where a Tanzanian girl was stripped and paraded naked is a very horrible incident and it should not have happened,” Congress leader P.C. Chacko told ANI.
Rubbishing the opposition’s claims that Gandhi is only acting based on the media reports, Chacko said that Rahul is alert about every aspect of the case.
“He wants that the government should act. In many places, we have seen that the state governments are very lethargic in acting. In Karnataka, in previous incidents, there were stern actions. So, Rahul ji wants the Karnataka Government to act and to take very stringent action,” he added.
Following the brutal assault on the Tanzanian student, Rahul Gandhi has asked the Karnataka Government to explain the incident and send the report immediately.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh confirmed the news on Twitter.
“Strongly condemn Incident with the Tanzanian Lady in Bangalore. Police must act strongly against the culprits. Rahul Gandhi asks Karnataka Govt to explain and send report immediately,” Singh said in a series of tweets.
The Bengaluru Police have arrested five people till now in connection with the assault case.
The Tanzanian student was allegedly beaten up and stripped by a mob in a case of mistaken identity after a woman was mowed down by a car in Bengaluru.
The 21-year-old Tanzanian was dragged out of the car in which she was seated along with her three friends.
She was stripped by a section of the mob and pushed out of a slow-moving bus that was passing by as she tried to board it to escape. (ANI)