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A Group Of Indians Stripped And Beat Up An Innocent Tanzanian Woman While Police Watched

After a Sudanese student ran over a 35-year-old Bengaluru resident and got away, locals directed their anger at a Tanzanian woman who just happened to be passing by.

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On January 31, a 21-year-old Tanzanian student was viciously beaten and stripped by an angry mob on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Via deccanchronicle.com

A few minutes earlier, a car driven by a Sudanese student had run over a 35-year-old female resident. The local was killed in the accident. The Sudanese student got away. Minutes after the accident, a Tanzanian woman was driving through the area along with four others in her car. An angry mob reportedly stopped them and assaulted all five of them.

The Tanzanian girl, a second-year BBA student of Acharya College, alleges in the report that the police refused to register her case against the angry locals, stating that they would only do so if she brings in the driver who ran over the local woman prior to her reaching the scene. She explained that she had no knowledge of the accident and that she had nothing to do with what happened.

"She's Tanzanian, the man who caused the accident comes from Sudan, they didn't even know each other," said Bosco Kaweesi, Legal Adviser, All African Students Union in Bengaluru, The Deccan Chronicle reported.

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"The scared students were forced out of the car and then the car was set ablaze. The driver of the second car identified as Micah S. Pundugu was beaten up black and blue by the mob, who then stripped the girl student. When someone from the crowd offered her a t-shirt to save her modesty, that man too was beaten up by the mob. She later, with her torn clothes, tried to enter a BMTC bus that had slowed down nearby, but the passengers in the bus pushed her back down on to the road," Kaweesi told DC.

CNN-IBN reports that the Tanzanian Embassy in New Delhi is now involved and has requested a detailed report about the entire incident. The Bengaluru police have opened an investigation into the whole incident.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Bangalore Police to get additional information, but has not received a response yet.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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