Tanzanian Assault Case: 4 More Arrested

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Update: One constable suspended for lapse when Tanzanian girl was attacked.

Bengaluru: Police arrested four more people in caonnection with Tanzanian assault case on Friday, after Thursday’s arrest of five people suspected of assaulting a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru.

According to Hindustan Times, Lokesh Bangari, a sitting member of the Chikkabanavara Gram Panchayat was arrested by the police for being part of the mob that beating up and stripping the woman and then parading her naked

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Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India John Kijazi on Thursday told The Indian Express that the girl was attacked because She was black, and that the incident had “an element of racism” mixed with mob justice.

According to NDTV, Kijazi will travel to Bengaluru on Friday along with senior Indian Foreign Ministry officials to inquire into the attack. Police Commissioner NS Megharik on Thursday had confirmed that five people had been arrested in the case, He had told IANS, “We have arrested the five accused after interrogating them on Wednesday night under detention in the case registered on the victim’s statement in a road rage incident.”
The commissioner, however, did not disclose names and age of the five accused.

The 21-year-old Tanzanian woman student was allegedly beaten up and stripped by a mob in a case of “mistaken identity” after a woman was mowed down by a car in Bengaluru.