September 21, 2021

Bengaluru police commissioner suspended over Tanzanian student attack

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NEW DELHI: Bengaluru police commissioner, NS Megharikh, is reported to have been suspended following the alleged attack of a Tanzanian student in north Bengaluru by a mob of locals who stripped her in the neighourhood on Sunday.


Four suspects have been arrested and two policemen were also suspended two days after the Tanzanian woman was allegedly attacked, severely beaten and stripped naked by a mob in Bengaluru recently.

The 21-year-old girl who had been attacked met with top police officials on Wednesday and gave her statement at the DCP’s office in Peenya.

NS Megharikh addressing journalists

“We are now scared of every Indian around us after what happened to me,” she told media persons at Sapthagiri Hospital, where she was taken for a medical test by police.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj took note of the incident and tweeted, “We are deeply pained over the shameful incident with a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru.”

She asked the state government to ensure the safety and security of all foreign students.

The Tanzania High Commission was reported to have asked the external affairs ministry to take strong legal action against those who assaulted the girl.

Bengaluru police on Wednesday registered a case under 354 IPC (outraging the modesty of a woman) against unidentified persons.

Four locals were taken into custody later in the evening.

The victim was allegedly attacked and assaulted around 7.30pm on Sunday when she and her three Tanzanian friends were aboard a car in Ganapathinagar, off Hesaraghatta Main Road.

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