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Kenyan woman arrested in India for assaulting police officers

By Hilary Kimuyu September 3rd, 2022 2 min read

Police in India are holding a Kenyan woman on allegations of assaulting policemen on duty in the city of Bengaluru. The woman, who has been identified as 32-year-old Dorcas Ayako, and another African woman, are said to have created a commotion and assaulted the officers who were on duty in the wee hours of Monday.

A senior officer told reporters that the two women had gone to dine at a pub on Brigade road and came out drunk around 1:30am and created a ruckus on the footpath. Officers on patrol tried to send away the two but they started arguing with the police.

During the melee, the two women allegedly assaulted the Head constable and an Assistant Sub Inspector who tried to intervene. The officers contacted the control room asking for backup.

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Officers from Cubbon Park Police arrived at the scene and arrested the two women before taking them to Bowring Hospital for medical examination which confirmed that they were under the influence of alcohol.

They were booked for assaulting policemen on duty and sent home after being issued a notice to appear for interrogation.

Police said the two provided false details, including their nationality after they were picked up for attacking the patrolling personnel.

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The Kenyan woman who is a resident of Kammanahalli was arrested after showing up for questioning while the second suspect is still at large.

It was established that Ms Ayako arrived in India a few years ago on a tourist visa which has since expired.

“We found her passport. She will be booked under the Foreigners Act for overstaying in the city. We are also making efforts to nab the other woman who was involved in the assault case,” a senior officer said as quoted by Deccan Herald.

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