A Nigerian woman on Monday was forcibly taken to KC General Hospital by the Bengaluru police after she created a ruckus at the National Market near Majestic.
According to media reports, the 24-year-old woman identified as Namplima Marian, was tied with a rope by the Upparpet police and was taken to the hospital along with her boyfriend Yesudas Puthanpara after she started hitting her hand on a glass pane in one of the mobile shops at the market and allegedly began to assault some shop owners.
However, DCP (West) Ajay Hilori refuted media reports that the woman was tied up when she was taken to the hospital. āThe police officers did not tie her up at all, but had wrapped a cloth over one of her hands since she had injured herself in the process of breaking a glass window. She was bleeding profusely due to the injury,ā he said.
It is reported that the police had to virtually pull her out of the auto rickshaw as she refused to get down on her own at the hospital. Deccan Herald reports that she accused āIndians and the police of trying to kill her.ā
She further barged into the Emergency Hall of the hospital and attacked the doctors and policemen.
The DCP confirmed that Namplima and Puthambara have been booked under IPC Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 427 (causing mischief and damage), 448 (house-trespass) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach), based on a complaint filed by Narpat Kumar.
Marian was later taken to NIMHANS for medical examination. Dr Manjunath, medical superintendent, KāCāGeneral Hospital was quoted as saying that they were uncertain whether she was under the influence of any substance or has any psychiatric ailment.
Marian is understood to be a student at a college in Bengaluru. Bosco Kaweesi, legal advisor to African students in Bengaluru told TNM that the police are not letting them speak to the woman and therefore have no information so far.