Karnataka Home Minister Meets Victimised Tanzanian Girl

Karnataka Home Minister Meets Victimised Tanzanian Girl

Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2016-02-04 22:18 Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwar on Thursday evening met the 21-year-old Tanzanian girl who filed a police complaint against a mob at Soladevanahalli that is alleged to have stripped her and paraded her naked.Parameshwara is said to have assured girl that she would be provided foolproof protection.Parameshwara spoke to the girl and asked for her version of the incident. He also spoke to members of the African Students' Association.On Thursday evening, Director General of Police Omprakash and Bengaluru City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh visited the Acharya College, where the African Students study and had an interaction with them and have given assurance of providing necessary protection to them.The African students told senior officers that two constables joined the mob in assaulting them. The police department has already suspended one police constable and is investigating the entire incident.So far, five people including a member of the Grama Panchayat Member from Chikkabanawara Grama Panchayat and a hotelier.The Tanzanian girl had filed complaint against the mob who allegedly assaulted her claiming the accident which claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman near Hesaraghatta.Later, the girl had filed a complaint at the Soladevanahalli Police Station.In her complaint, a copy of which is with Bfirst.in, the girl, a fourth year student at the Acharya School of Architecture, sadi that on 31st January 2016 at around 7.30 pm, she and her four friends were going around Saptagiri to Somapriya to find something to eat when a mob began chasing them and pelting stones at their car..The girl and her friends tired to escape, but the mob blocked the car and forced them to get out. The girl’s two friends escaped, but the she began asking a policeman with the crowd what the matter was.But, the policeman refused to tell them anything and as they were leaving, the mob began beating the girl’s friend and started pulling their clothes off, leaving her with only her top on. She and friends tried to board a bus, but the driver did not allow her to get in, and even the passengers in the bus beat them up and pushed them out.The girl say she fell on the steps of the bus, when the mob on the road pulled her and thrashed her and her friend. When they ran to a shop and sought shelter. Finally an Iranian national came and escorted to a friend’s house where they stayed for two days, without venturing outside.