Following the brutal assault on Tanzanian student in Bengaluru, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked the Karnataka Government to explain the incident and send the report immediately.Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday confirmed the news on his official Twitter account.”Strongly condemn Incident with the Tanzanian Lady in Bangalore. Police must act strongly against the culprits. Rahul Gandhi asks Karnataka Govt to explain and send report immediately,” Singh said in a series of tweets.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Meanwhile, the police said that five have been arrested and more are being questioned.A 21-year-old Tanzanian girl was allegedly stripped, assaulted and paraded naked by a mob in Bengaluru on Sunday, while local police stood as mute bystanders. The woman’s car was also torched and her four friends were beaten up too. The mob was reportedly incensed after another car driven by a Sudanese youth ran over and killed a 35-year-old local.Reacting to the incident, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had on Wednesday said, “We are deeply pained over the shameful incident” and that she has spoken to Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and requested him to ensure stringent punishment to the guilty.”The 21-year-old Tanzanian, who is doing her Bachelor of Business Management course, was dragged out of the car in which she was seated along with her three friends.The car was stopped by the mob shortly after they reached the accident spot on Sunday night, according to All African Students Union in Bengaluru.She was stripped by a section of the mob and pushed out of a slow-moving bus that was passing by as she tried to board it to escape, the Union’s Legal Adviser Bosco Kaweesi told reporters. Three others were also beaten up.According to the Bangalore police, the complaint by the Tanzanian girl was filed only on Wednesday even though incident happened on Sunday.Kaweesi said she had no connection with the accident and alleged the police “was not so helpful” when they were approached.

View this article:

Tanzanian student assault case: Five arrested; Rahul Gandhi seeks report from Karnataka govt