Two Indian police suspended over Tanzanian student attack

BANGALORE: Indian authorities suspended two policemen and made four more arrests over a mob attack on a Tanzanian student in Bangalore, police said Friday, in a case that has caused widespread outrage.

A mob attacked the 21-year-old woman as she drove with friends in the southern city on Sunday night, beating her, ripping off her shirt and setting the car ablaze.

Nine people have now been arrested over the assault, which came in apparent revenge for a fatal road accident in which a Sudanese man had allegedly run over a woman less than an hour before.

“We have arrested four more persons on Thursday night in the assault case of Tanzanian woman, taking the total to nine, including five Thursday morning,” N.S. Megharik, Bangalore police commissioner, told reporters.

Two police constables who were at the scene were suspended for failing to stop the mob from attacking the foreigners and for not registering a complaint, the commissioner said.