There were rumours that the students were drunk and had hit several vehicles on their way

Bengaluru residents set car ablaze after African students allegedly run over a womanImage for representation/ Pixabay
news Monday, February 01, 2016 - 09:04

Two cars that were driven by African students were torched by a mob after one of the cars allegedly rammed into a couple and killed a woman in Hesaraghatta in north Bengaluru on Sunday. 

According to a Times of India report, the accident happened at Ganapathinagar, off Hesaraghatta main road, around 7 pm, when thirty-five-year-old Shabana Taj and her husband Sanaullah, who were walking home after attending a wedding, were allegedly rammed by one of the cars driven by the African students.

Villagers who were present, alleged that the four African students, who are now in police custody, were drunk. Police is yet to ascertain the accused’s nationalities and identity, reported TOI.

Enraged passers-by thrashed the students and set their car on fire before handing the students to the police. Police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob who threatened to turn violent.

If the driver’s blood test shows presence of alcohol, a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder will be filed against him, police sources said.

The deceased’s body was sent to Sapthagiri Hospital on Hesaraghatta main road, from where it was to be taken for post-mortem, reported TOI.

Sources in the traffic police said that rumours that the students were drunk and had hit several vehicles on their way from MG Road to Ganapathinagar had enraged the locals. However, no other accident involving the students and their cars has been reported.

This is an aggregated report from the Times of India

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