After Swiss, now German; Is India unsafe for tourism...?
Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh): Uttar Pradesh has turned into a haunted state for foreign tourists. Not many days have passed when the Swiss couple was brutally attacked in the state and two weeks after the incident a German national was assaulted in Sonbhadra district in the eastern part of the state.
The incident took place on Saturday last and Uttar Pradesh police has arrested the accused Aman Yadav.
Yadav, however, has said that he was innocent and only reacted when the tourist himself attacked him.
Holger Eric had arrived in Sonbhadra to visit the Agori Fort.
He was attacked at the Robertsganj railway station but the accused alleges that it was the German who hit him first when he greeted him saying ‘Welcome to India’.
"I am innocent... the German national punched me when I said 'welcome to India' to him. He even spit on me," Yadav alleged.
Holger Eric has sustained minor injuries.
He has also filed an FIR.
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The victim refused to comment on the incident and stated, "India have rules... the Supreme Court says privacy is a fundamental law. So please don't disturb my privacy. I am here to launch an FIR and that's it".
It is to be recalled that a Swiss tourist couple was attacked near Agra in October last. The incident had also sparked widespread outrage.