07/02/2016 7:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Tanzanian Student Assault Case: 11 Arrested, 5 Cops Suspended Till Now

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India students from various colleges stage a candle light vigil in support of the Tanzanian nationals who were recently assaulted by a local mob, in Bangalore, on February 4, 2016. India police arrested five peole after an enraged mob attack on a Tanzanian student who was beaten, her shirt ripped off and car set ablaze in the city of Bangalore. India Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj branded the attack 'shameful' and demanded swift justice and punishment for those responsible, as she moved to defuse any diplomatic tensions over the incident. / AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

BENGALURU -- The Bengaluru Police has arrested eleven people till now in connection with the assault case on a Tanzanian student.

The police had arrested five accused on Thursday, four on Friday and arrested two more on Saturday.

Also based on the preliminary reports, the Karnataka Government has suspended five of its police officials for various charges of dereliction of duties.

Scores of African students staged a protest yesterday against the attack on the Tanzanian girl student.

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The agitators raised slogans demanding justice for the victim and carried posters reading 'give justice to foreigners' and 'say no to violence'.

The victim, a BBA student and three of her friends were allegedly attacked by an angry mob after a 35-year-old female pedestrian was knocked down by a car belonging to Sudan on 31 January.

The mob beat up the students and set their cars on fire. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim approached the All African Students Union following which a complaint was made to the Tanzanian Embassy.

National Women Commission Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has registered a suo moto case and served a notice on the Karnataka Government. AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi also sought a detail report about the incident from the Chief Minister.

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