Shameful: Yet Again, an African guy tied to pole and beaten up by locals of Pune

In yet another shocking incident, an African student was tied to a pole by local residents of Pune after he  drunkly stripped on a rather crowded road. As per police statement, the drama went on for many hours when the Nigerian boy, named as Bunduki Salima Rachet, began to make inappropriate gestures at women in buses passing by. The onlookers intervened and tied him to a pole nearby and thrashed him.

The man is studying in third year (BBA) at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune — International Cell. The Police have taken him to a district hospital for medical attention.

Credit: Pune Mirror

A resident told Mirror that, “This guy was first standing calmly in front of our furniture shop. When I noticed him for the first time, he was speaking to himself. Then suddenly, he took out his cellphone from his pocket and threw it to the ground. Then, he began taking off his clothes and shouting something in English. As there is a traffic signal ahead on this road, vehicles had stopped at the red light. He first broke the front glass of a Mercedes and subsequently hit two other cars. After that, he attacked a couple of autorickshaw drivers, who hit him while trying to defend themselves.”

“When he entered a PMPML bus naked, in which the majority of passengers were women, I took a wooden stick and, along with the others, started beating him. He was very violent; his eyes had turned red. We were a group of 10-15 people, but we couldn’t hold on to him. He was beating all of us with his bare hands and abusing us,” he added.

Vikas Nagole, another onlooker shared what he saw, “I was passing through this road on my bike and was waiting for the traffic light to turn green when suddenly this guy came near me and started beating me up. I fell down, so he pulled my shirt and even bit me. So, to defend myself, even I started returning the blows along with the other public gathered there. Then, someone called the police for help. For around 25-30 minutes, till the police arrived, a huge mob was running behind him to catch him. Finally, we managed to get hold of him and tied him to an iron pole on the footpath, after which the police came to take him into custody.”

TheYouth strongly condemns the incident. Even if the man was drunk and making obscene gestures at women, he ought to be punished only and only by the law, not crowd. This is a shameful act.

Mrityunjay Chaubey is the editor in chief at The Youth. He hails from Indore. Before The Youth, He worked for Indian Defence News as a columnist and was a reporter at two other sports portals.