Envoy part of Centre’s probe team
TANZANIAN ASSAULTED IN BANGALORE
The Centre announced that a high-level team, which will include the ambassador of Tanzania, will visit Karnataka to probe the mob attack on a young Tanzanian woman, who was allegedly stripped, assaulted and paraded naked last week, an incident that prompted widespread revulsion with many on social media calling it “racial assault”.
State home minister G Parameshwara added to the row when he blurted out the victim’s name at a press conference and contested her accusations, as Karnataka’s Congress-led government faced a barrage of criticism from opposition parties and women’s rights groups though police said they had arrested five suspects.
The incident took place on Sunday night when the woman and three other Tanzanian students were travelling in their car near a spot in suburban Bangalore where a Sudanese driver had run over a woman minutes earlier. The external affairs ministry said those behind the violence would face stringent punishment and gave assurances to African countries about the safety of 5,000 students from the continent in India.