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Tanzanian student assault: Three cops suspended

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government on Friday suspended three police personnel, including one inspector, for dereliction of duty in connection with the assault on the Tanzanian student.

Earlier, the Bengaluru Police arrested four persons in connection with the incident. Yesterday, five people were arrested.

A central team from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will meet African students. The victim, a BBM student and three of her friends were allegedly attacked by an angry mob after a 35-year-old female pedestrian was knocked down by a car belonging to Sudan on January 31.

The mob beat up the students and set their cars on fire. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim approached the All African Students Union following which a complaint was made to the Tanzanian Embassy.

The National Women Commission Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has registered a suo moto case and served a notice on the Karnataka Government. AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi also sought a detail report about the incident from the Chief Minister.

—-ANI

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