Two tourist couples were injured in an alleged attack by local goons at Ajay Pal tourist spot in Ajmer on Monday evening. A woman in the group was molested by the man while her male friend was also attacked.
In the land of India where tourists are treated as god but the incident of attacking foreign tourists raised a question of tourist’s hospitality and security in India.
The two women belong to Spain and Turkey, one man is from the USA while the nationality of the other foreigner is not yet known, police said.
According to police, the tourists are between 35 to 40 years of age, and checked in a Pushkar hotel two days ago. On Monday afternoon, they rented two bikes from Pushkar to explore the Aravalli hills and other tourist places in the city.
“When they reached near Ajaypal temple, four-five local goons who were consuming liquor there tried to talk to them. But after they refused, the goons chased them and attacked one of the ladies,” said the Ajmer SP, Nitindeep Balaggan.
“The goons attempted to molest a woman tourist and tore her cloth off. They inflicted serious injuries upon her male friend when he tried to intervene,” said Balaggan.
Later they called their friend from Pushkar who rushed them to the hospital. The male tourist underwent a CT scan to check the head injuries.
When he intervened, the goons hit his head with a stone causing serious injury, the SP said. Although the victims have not given any complaint to us but we are trying to convince them to file a formal complaint with us”, added Balaggan. “We are still trying to get the complaint” said SP.