SONBHADRA (UTTAR PRADESH): A German national was beaten up by a group of people at the Robertsganj Railway Station in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday.
The police arrested one railway staff in this connection.
Robertsganj police reached the site of the incident on the complaint of the Station Master and arrested railway staff Aman Yadav.
The accused, who says he is a Railway engineer, has alleged that the German national first blew a fist at his mouth when the former greeted him, which led to a fight.
“I am innocent. The German national punched me when I said 'welcome to India' to him. He even abused me and spat on me,” Yadav said.
According to Robertsganj Police, the accused began to question the German tourist about his whereabouts, but the tourist refused when he smelled alcohol in his breath.
The arrested accused has been handed over to the Government Railway Police (GRP), as the area of incident comes under its jurisdiction.
As per the Police, the German tourist, Holger Eric is a resident of Berlin who had come to visit Agori Fort when the incident took place.
This was the second attack on foreign tourists in the state in the last fortnight after a Swiss couple – Quentin Jeremy Clerc and girlfriend Marie Droz — was thrashed at Fatehpur Sikri on October 26.
The couple, both 24, was chased by a group of four youth and hit with sticks and stones.