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Tanzanian student assault: Have given factual report to EAM, says Siddaramaiah

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Bengaluru: Following the brutal assault on a Tanzanian student in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that he has spoken to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and given her a factual report.

“I have instructed the DGP to inquire into the matter if there is any delay in registering the complaint or not,” Siddaramaiah said.

“The case is already registered and five accused have been arrested. Yesterday, Sushma Swaraj spoke to me and I have given factual report to her,” he added.

Swaraj had yesterday condemned the attack on the Tanzanian student and asked for stringent punishment for the guilty.

“I have asked the Chief Minister (Siddaramaiah) to ensure safety and security of all foreign students and stringent punishment for the guilty,” Swaraj said in a tweet.

“I spoke to the Chief Minister Karnataka. He informed me that a criminal case has been registered and four accused have been arrested,” she added.

Expressing her grief over the incident, Swaraj said, “We are deeply pained over the shameful incident with a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru.”

The Bengaluru Police had yesterday filed an FIR against some unknown persons in connection with the assault on a 21-year-old Tanzanian student.

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, the people on the bus pushed her back towards the mob. (ANI)

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