UP: Eight detained in Mirzapur for attacking tourists


LUCKNOW: Nearly eight persons were detained on Monday on allegations of molesting and physically assaulting French tourists in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district.

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As per the reports, one Indian tourist wounded in his head whereas a foreign national underwent scratches.

Cops stated, the French nationals were not attacked by the accused who had got into an argument with their Indian friends.

The victims including Riya Dutta, Tanya and Mili and their uncle went to Lakhani Dari waterfall in Mirzapur along with their French friends when the incident took place.

When all of them were coming back after finishing their trip few boys allegedly physically assaulted them.

“When we protested to the misbehaving, they started hitting us. A tussle took place and they left the scene. But when we came outside they returned with a bunch of others, in total 12 people, and started throwing stones at us and hit us with sticks,” said Ms. Dutta.

As per Mirzapur Superintendent of Police Ashish Tiwari, the culprits were holding cold drink bottles and lathis.

The case has been filed against the accused under relevant Sections 147, 336, 323, 504, 354 and 511 of the IPC.

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The culprit has been found as Imran, Deepak Kumar and Prabhat, Abhishek Yadav, Krishna Yadav, Vivek Kesari, Ravi Kumar and Jai Kishen. All of them belong from Varanasi.