Congolese student in Pune stripped, abused people; sent to hospital: Police
The incident happened near Nal Stop along Karve road which is in the jurisdiction of the Deccan Gymkhana police station. The people covered him with a piece of cloth before restraining him, according to the police.Updated: Oct 29, 2017 20:05 IST
Bunduki Salima Rachet, a Congolese national studying in Pune, stripped naked and started yelling at people along Law College road on Friday afternoon. Bystanders restrained him and tied him to a pole to avoid further nuisance, according to the police.
The incident happened near Nal Stop along Karve road which is in the jurisdiction of the Deccan Gymkhana police station. The people covered him with a piece of cloth before restraining him, according to the police.
“As far as I know, he is a student of engineering, studying in final year, at Sinhagad College of Engineering. We do not know anything about his family background. Our responsibility was to take the seemingly mentally disturbed man to the hospital,” said senior police inspector Ajay Nikam of Deccan Gymkhana police station.
“Friends from the association of African students came and took him to some private hospital. He seemed to have a mental problem,” said police sub-inspector V Nevase. PSI Nevase had taken Rachet to Sassoon General Hospital after the incident.
The people around the area claimed that he had started abusing and hitting them. PSI Nevase also added that he was yelling one name when they were taking him to the hospital, hinting that he may have become unhinged after, possibly, a break-up.
“He was very agitated. It was very difficult for our men to put him on the ambulance stairs when it arrived at the spot. It took multiple people to get him in the ambulance which took him to Sassoon,” said an officer at the Deccan Gymkhana police station.
The police also suspect that he may have been on some drug that may have led to the violent behaviour. However, the staff at the Sassoon hospital could not confirm any of the suspicions.
First Published: Oct 29, 2017 19:23 IST