TAN­ZA­NIAN WOMAN BEATEN UP, STRIPPED IN BEN­GALURU

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Sudipto Mon­dal let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

BEN­GALURU: A 2 1 - ye a r- o l d Tan­za­nian stu­dent was stripped, as­saulted and pa­raded naked by a mob on the out­skirts of Ben­galuru last week, one of her friends told HT on Wed­nes­day, while he ac­cused po­lice of stand­ing by, ver­bally abus­ing the vic­tim and ini­tially re­fus­ing to lodge a case.

The al­leged hate crime took place a short while af­ter a Su­danese man mowed down a woman in the same area on Sun­day night. The mob also thrashed for about an hour three male stu­dents trav­el­ling with the Tan­za­nian woman and torched their car, said Has­san, one of the vic­tims. This is not the first time those viewed as out­siders by some lo­cal res­i­dents have faced at­tacks in the city. In March last year, four African stu­dents were badly in­jured in a scuf­fle af­ter some lo­cals ob­jected to them en­ter­ing a bar.

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