Congo student beaten up in city

September 13, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - Bengaluru:

The city’s uglier side came to the fore on Saturday when a 23-year-old Congo national was allegedly beaten up and tied to a pole for playing music loudly in his car at Kammanahalli.

The alleged attack took place around 5 a.m. Borguy Mavinga, a resident of Kammanahalli and a computer science student, had parked his car in front of a local eatery. Some locals objected to him playing music loudly. Soon, an argument ensued.

When more people gathered, the student slipped into his car and attempted to drive away but ran over a bundle of newspapers kept for distribution and rammed into a compound wall. The enraged mob followed him, assaulted him. Police had to intervene and admit the student to a hospital.

While he has filed a complaint, the police have – after a test – booked him for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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