Diamond Trust Bank banner | Coastweek


THE MOST FROM THE COAST !

..


 Coastweek website


XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 
India forms high-level team to probe attack on Tanzanian woman

NEW DELHI India (Xinhua) -- India has formed a high-level team, comprising the Tanzanian envoy, to probe the brutal attack on a Tanzanian woman in the southern city of Bengaluru late Sunday night.

Sources said Friday that members of the team include Tanzanian High Commissioner John Kijazi and senior officials of the Indian External Affairs Ministry.

"The decision to form a team was was taken by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a high-level meeting late Thursday evening," the sources said.

The 21-year-old Tanzanian student was dragged out of a car, thrashed and stripped by a mob of 200 in Bengaluru late Sunday night while she was passing through an area where a woman was run over.

So far, five people have been arrested in connection with the horrific incident which came to light Wednesday after the Tanzanian student lodged a police complaint.

The External Affairs Minister has described the incident as "shameful", while spokesperson Vikas Swarup called it "an isolated incident".

However, the Tanzanian High Commissioner has said that the woman was attacked because she is black.

"This should not happen in the 21st century," he told the media Thursday.
.

UPDATE:

Indian authorities suspend three policemen in Tanzania woman assault case

NEW DELHI, India (Xinhua) -- India officials Friday suspended three policemen including an officer in southern state of Karnataka for negligence of duty in an assault on Tanzanian woman.

The 21-year-old student was assaulted and stripped on Sunday night by mob in Bengaluru city, after a car overran a local woman.

"The policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty and for not taking action to stop the mob from attacking the Tanzanian woman," a state government official said.

Nine people, including four last evening, have so far been arrested in the case.

Meanwhile, Tanzanian High Commissioner to India and team of India’s External Affairs Ministry visit Bengaluru and met state officials regarding the case.

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has described the incident as shameful.

Reports said a rashly driven speedy car by a student from Sudan ran over a local woman sleeping along the roadside on Sunday.

Following the accident, infuriated locals torched the car while Sudanese student managed to escape.

However, the mob subsequently attacked a Tanzanian woman and her three friends as their vehicle was passing through the accident site. The mob also set their vehicle on fire.

Bengaluru is hub of many global software firms and home to hundreds of foreign students.

A large number of African students including Tanzanians are temporarily staying in city for studying purposes.
.

EARLIER REPORTS:

India assures action against culprits involved in Tanzania woman assault case

NEW DELHI India (Xinhua) -- India has said it would take legal action against the culprits involved into an assault on a Tanzanian woman in southern state of Karnataka.

The 21-year-old woman was assaulted and stripped on Sunday night by mob in Bengaluru city, after a student’s car overran a local woman.

"India will extend full cooperation to investigate the case and stringent punishment will be given to the perpetrators," India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told media at a briefing.

The Tanzanian woman along with her three friends were attacked as their vehicle was passing through the accident site. The mob also set their vehicle on fire.

"The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a detailed report from Commissioner of Bengaluru city related to the progress in the case," Swarup said.

According to Swarup, a team of India’s External Affairs Ministry and High Commissioner of Tanzania would visit Bengaluru on Friday.

Sushma Swaraj has described the incident as shameful.

"We are deeply pained over the shameful incident with a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru," Swaraj wrote on twitter.

"I have asked the Chief Minister (of Karnataka) to ensure safety and security of all foreign students and stringent punishment for the guilty."

Officials said they have registered a case and arrested four people in the case.

Reports said a rashly driven speedy car by a student ran over a local woman sleeping along the roadside on Sunday.

The death of the woman infuriated the locals, who torched the car while the student managed to escape.

Police officials in Bengaluru said the case should be seen as an isolated incident of road rage.

Meanwhile Swarup said India would ensure such incidents should not recur in future and safety measures will be taken.

Bengaluru is hub of many global software firms and home to hundreds of foreign students.

A large number of African students including Tanzanians are temporarily staying in the city for studying purposes.
.

Indian police orders probe into brutal attack on Tanzanian woman

NEW DELHI India (Xinhua) -- India has described the brutal attack on a young Tanzanian woman in the southern city of Bengaluru as "shameful" and ordered a major probe into the incident.

"We are deeply pained over the shameful incident with a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru," Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Wednesday evening.

Her comments came in the wake of the Tanzanian Embassy calling upon India to take action in the horrific incident that has sent shockwaves through the country.

In fact, the incident happened Sunday night when the 21-year-old Tanzanian college student was passing through a spot where a woman pedestrian had been run over by another car 30 minutes before.

An angry mob of over 200 people which had gathered there vented out their anger on her, dragging her out of a car she was travelling in, thrashing and stripping her and setting on fire the vehicle.

Bengaluru Police chief N.S. Megharikh told the media that several people have been detained in connection with the incident but no one has been arrested yet.

             

 

Remember: you read it first at coastweek.com !


 

TO ADVERTISE ON THIS WEB SITE:  www.coastweek.com
Please contact

MOMBASA - GULSHAN JIVRAJ, Mobile: 0722 775164 Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130 /
Wireless: 020 3549187 e-mail: info@coastweek.com

NAIROBI - ANJUM H. ASODIA, Mobile: 0733 775446 Tel: (+254) (020) 3744459
e-mail: anjum@asodia.co.ke

 
    © Coastweek Newspapers Limited               Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130  |  Wireless: 020 3549187  |  E-mail: info@coastweek.com