Just a few days after a Swiss couple was assaulted near the railway tracks at Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri, a German national was allegedly beaten by a railway contractor at the Robertsganj Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra, police said on Sunday.
The accused identified as Aman Yadav has been arrested and an investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, the accused claimed innocence and alleged that he was punched by Berlin resident Holger Eric. “I am innocent, the German national punched me when I said ‘welcome to India’ to him. He even spat on me,” ANI quoted him as saying.
Robertsganj Police say Yadav asked Eric about his visit but he refused to reply as he smelled alcohol on Yadav’s breath. This led Yadav to allegedly attack Eric.
UP Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh had issued a list of guidelines, including the deployment of policemen in plain clothes, more patrolling and installation of CCTV cameras, to prevent such incidents.
(With Agency inputs)