Bengaluru: African creates nuisance at Hennur Bande

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An African, aged around 30, allegedly started abusing a shopkeeper in Hennur Bande.

Gubbi Srinivas, a local resident, said that he tried to take a video of the man, but the African came charging at him. (Representational image)

Bengaluru: Just a week after a Sudanese student mowed down a woman in Soladevanahalli, leading to a mob attack on a Tanzanian girl student, another African allegedly picked up a quarrel with local residents at Hennur Bande and tried to assault one of them.

The incident reportedly took place around 9 pm on Saturday. An African, aged around 30, allegedly started abusing a shopkeeper in Hennur Bande. Some local residents, who noticed this, objected to his behaviour as he had removed his shirt and allegedly used swear words against India and Indians. Gubbi Srinivas, a local resident, said that he tried to take a video of the man, but the African came charging at him.

“It appeared like he was under the influence of alcohol. We just asked him not to create nuisance and he lost his temper and shouted at us. When I tried to take a video, he tried to assault me. When I asked the others to call the police, he left the scene,” Mr Srinivas said, adding that he has given a statement to the jurisdictional Kothanur police. DCP (North-East)

Dr P.S. Harsha said that it was a small issue and a case was registered. “As one of the locals tried to take his video, the African objected as he was not wearing a shirt. Then the issue was resolved,” he said.

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