Tanzanian Girl was Not Stripped Says Home Minister and DGP

The victim, in her complaint stated that she was stripped by the locals who were protesting after an accident involving African students on Sunday.

Published: 04th February 2016 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2016 04:43 PM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU: Home Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said police arrested five persons on charges of assaulting a Tanzanian girl in the city on Sunday. He said that the girl was assaulted by those accused but not stripped. The victim, in her complaint stated that she was stripped by the locals who were protesting after accident involving African students on Sunday.

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The arrests were made on Wednesday and the accused are identified as Bhanuprakash, Rehamtulla and three others. All of them are residents of Ganapati Nagar in the city, where the locals had protested after the accident in which a woman died.


Home Minister said Bangalore Central Crime Branch (CCB) is investigating the case.

Meanwhile, state police chief Omprakash too said the girl was not stripped. ``We have ordered for a detailed investigation into the case and directed the local police to submit the report soon,'' he said.

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Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that an enquiry has been ordered into why the police did not register her complaint immediately and to take action against erring officials.

He said that a report will be sent to the External Affairs Ministry by evening. It was sought by Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs on Wednesday.

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