What will be your reaction if you are punished insanely for a crime which you didn’t even commit? The crime being a serious one, MURDER! This is a story of a Tanzanian girl who was assaulted by the insensitive people for a reason she was unaware of.
A 21-year-old Tanzanian girl who is a second-year student at Acharya College was repeatedly beaten and was made to parade around with her clothes stripped off her body.
What happened at the scene?
Initially, a car ran over a 35-year-old Hesaraghatta resident, and the man entered the jaws of death. The driver of that car was a Sudanese youth as per the angered mob. Some 30 minutes later, a group of 5 students in a Wagon-R arrived at the scene. They were trapped by the violent people and then started the shameful series of activities.
People turned into monsters and began treating the innocent Tanzanian girl like their prey. They thrashed the girl, dragged her out and started beating her just because she was an African. The shocking event did not just end here, the angry mob then tore her clothes and paraded her naked on the roads kicking and punching her from all directions. When a man tried to give her a shirt so that she could save her modesty, he was beaten too.
The girl attempted to save her life from the brutal attack by trying to get on a bus that slowed down to see the shocking scene, but the passengers inside were no less than the mob outside the bus who threw her out to the mad people again.
Where was the police?
The same question was stuck in my head until I came to know the fact which was more hurting than the incident. According to the sources, when the event took place the police did nothing but enjoy the whole scene instead of saving the innocent girl. Along with the girl, four more innocent students were harassed, beaten up, and robbed. When they escaped the scene and reached the hospital for treatment, the hospital refused to admit them as they had no money or ATM/debit cards. Their necessary things like cash, ATM card, and relevant documents were burnt along with the car. Their mobile phones were robbed, and they couldn’t even call anybody for help. Imagine yourself in such a tough situation and then you come to know how horrifying it is.
When the Tanzanian girl went to the police station to file a case, the cops refused to file her case, asking her to bring the car driver first who drove over the man. The girl didn’t even know where the accident took place, and the cops ask her to bring the driver first, that seems senseless. The African embassy and the student union of Africa demand justice, which should be given so that such a shameful act cannot be encouraged in the future.
The recent incident is an account of the possibilities of the horror that the city could throw to the Africans there. This event is an example of brutality in its nastiest form. It clearly depicts the extent to which humans could go in torturing their fellow being. Something like this should never happen in a country like India, which is a democracy!