Bengaluru Shame: Girl stripped off, paraded naked; police among onlookers

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Bengaluru, Feb 3: A 21-year-old girl, who hailed from Tanzania, Africa, has been stripped off, beaten up and paraded naked by a mob. The shocking incident took place in Bengaluru on Sunday, Jan 31.

The girl, who has been identified as a student of BBA at the Acharya College, has become victim following an accident in which a resident of Hesaraghatta (27 km from Bengaluru City) mowed down.

Burning Car (Representational Image)

According to eyewitnesses, the victim along with her five friends was travelling in a car which reached the spot almost 30 minutes after the accident.

The mob attacked their car and started beating the girl. Local police allegedly stood by and watched without taking any action against the mob.

Speaking about the incident, Bosco Kaweesi, Legal Adviser, All African Students Union in Bengaluru, was quoted as saying, "She's Tanzanian, the man who caused the accident comes from Sudan, they didn't even know each other."

"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," he added.

Continuing his statement, Bosco also added, "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. Micah recounted that people were streaming out from buses, auto-rickshaws and charging towards them, punching and kicking them."

According to sources, when the victim moved a nearby police station, cops refused to take her complaint. Rather they insisted the girl to bring the real culprit and help them to arrest him.

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