TANZANIAN WOMAN BEATEN UP, STRIPPED IN BENGALURU
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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