Four Foreigners Attacked in Ajmer; All Six Accused Arrested
MEA has ordered complete assistance to the tourists and strict action against the guilty.
Four foreigners were attacked and looted by a group of six miscreants in Ajmer, five of whom were arrested and a minor accused was detained.
Two men, each from the US and the UK, and two women, each from Spain and Turkey, had gone to Ajaypal Dham from Pushkar on two motorcycles on Monday, when six miscreants, including a minor, attacked them, Ajmer Superintendent of Police (SP) Nitindeep Blaggan said.
The accused were traced and five of them were arrested while the minor was detained.
The belongings of the foreigners, which included two mobile phones, credit cards, a bag, were recovered from the possession of the accused, Blaggan said.
The accused – Shahrukh, Narendra, Vikas, Karan alias Babu and Karan alias Kallu and one minor – were drunk and attacked the tourists with an intention to rob them.
Initially, they followed and tried to tease them. When one of the tourists objected, the accused hit him with a stone. They dragged one of the women and tore her clothes. The tourists managed to escape from the place and informed people who were known to them.Nitindeep Blaggan, Ajmer Superintendent of Police (SP)
They were rushed to a local hospital where the injured tourist was given treatment. He is under observation at a private hospital on Pushkar road, Blaggan said.
The assailants were arrested under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence), 307 (attempt to murder) 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 395 (dacoity).
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has asked for a detailed report on the incident and has also instructed the Rajasthan government to give complete assistance to the tourists.
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