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MHA seeks report from Karnataka Govt. on Tanzanian student attack

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New Delhi : With pressure mounting on the government to take strict action against those responsible for the assault on a female Tanzanian student, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday asked the Karnataka Government to submit a report on the unfortunate incident.

Tanzanian High Commissioner to India John Kijazi had earlier told ANI that they wanted the police to take strict action and arrest all the culprits.

He also said that the High Commission has written to the Indian Government, which in turn, has assured them of action.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had yesterday condemned the attack on the Tanzanian student, and asked for stringent punishment for the guilty.

Earlier today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that he has spoken to the External Affairs Minister and given her a factual report.

The Tanzanian student was beaten and then stripped by a group of locals in Bengaluru after they assumed she was part of an incident in which a Sudanese man had run over a local woman.

The incident took place on Hesaraghatta Road in Bengaluru on Saturday night after a Sudanese national ran his car over a 35-year-old woman resulting in on the spot death of the woman.

The Tanzanian student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four others. The young woman, who arrived on the spot around 30 minutes later, was dragged out of the car and paraded naked after being stripped by the mob.

The victim told the police in her complaint that when she tried to get on a bus in order to escape the assault, people on the bus pushed her back towards the mob.

Earlier, the local residents set fire to two cars belonging to the African students, who studied in local colleges in Ganapathinagar on Hesaraghatta Road. (ANI)

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