05/02/2016 11:52 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Tanzanian Student Attack: Congress Failed To Mantain Law And Order In Karnataka, Says BJP

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 5: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain speaking with the journalists at Hindustan Times House on February 5, 2012 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka Government over the assault on a Tanzanian student in Bengaluru, saying that the Congress-led Government had failed to maintain law and order in the state.

"The government in Karnataka is unable to ensure law and order there. The kind of language used by the minister there is very condemnable. Sonia Gandhi should take cognizance of this," BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told ANI.

He also lashed out at Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara for revealing the name of victim during a press conference.

"Whatever Karnataka Home Minister has said is very insensitive. The incident is a disgrace to our nation," he said.

Five people have been arrested so far in connection with assault on Tanzanian female student.

Meanwhile, Ministry of External (MEA) will send a team to Bengaluru today to take stock of the situation.

The Tanzanian student was harassed by a group of locals in Bengaluru after they assumed she was part of an incident in which a Sudanese man had run over a local woman.

The incident took place on Hesaraghatta Road in Bengaluru on Saturday night after a Sudanese national ran his car over a 35-year-old woman resulting in the spot death of the woman.

The Tanzanian student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four others. The young woman, who arrived on the spot around 30 minutes later, was dragged out of the car and allegedly paraded naked after being stripped by the mob.

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