Bengaluru: Tension gripped Ganapathipura at Soladevanahalli in the city on Sunday evening after residents set fire to the car of a Sudanese student after he allegedly knocked down a woman, killing her on the spot, and injuring her husband, on Hesaraghatta main road.
The accused has been identified as Mohammed Ahad (20), a B.Pharma student in Mallige College and a resident of Tarabanahalli. He was returning home after visiting his friends, the police said.
On reaching Ganapathipura, Ahad allegedly knocked down Shabana Taj (35), a local resident, who was returning from a walk with her husband.
While Shabana was crushed under the wheels, Sanaullah, her husband, sustained multiple fractures.
Residents thrashed Ahad. Some residents overturned the car and set it on fire.
The police rushed to the spot and took Ahad into custody. The police have also arrested a few residents who allegedly assaulted Ahad and set fire to his car.
The police subjected Ahad to a medical examination to ascertain whether he was drunk while driving and booked him under death due to negligence charge.
Meanwhile, the residents protested alleging high-handed behaviour of foreign students. The residents plan to visit colleges in and around Hesaraghatta and hold talks with the management in this regard. Senior police officers rushed to the spot and deployed additional forces to ensure order.