The 34-year-old daughter of former police commissioner of Bengaluru and ex-MP HT Sangliana was allegedly racially abused by two women who told her to 'go back to China' at a mall in Bangalore on Sunday.
Speaking to HT, Sangliana, who is the only person from the northeast (Mizoram) to win a Lok Sabha seat from south India, said that his daughter Rachel was hit by two women when she argued with a man who accompanying them.
"The man broke the queue at the cash counter and she questioned him. There was heated argument. The man left the spot only to return with two women who roughed up my daughter. Then they said 'go back to China'."
However, Rachel has not filed a police complaint. "The police can take up the matter suo motu case. We don't want to pursue the matter," Sangliana said.
Earlier in October, Bengaluru police arrested three men who reportedly assaulted a Manipuri student with rocks for not speaking the local language. The incident triggered a storm across the country, putting the spotlight on racial attacks against the people from the northeast.