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Foreign tourist molested in Kerala

A Spanish tourist was allegedly molested near Payyambalam Beach in Kannur and a man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police said today.

india Updated: Nov 09, 2008 18:34 IST

A Spanish tourist was allegedly molested near Payyambalam Beach in Kannur and a man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police said on Sunday.

The woman was walking on a road leading to the beach on Saturday when N S Jayakumar (42), riding a motorbike, allegedly accosted her and molested her.

Sub-Inspector of Police T P Ramachandran, who was in the beach area, rushed to the spot after a journalist of a local daily alerted him about the incident.

The woman told the SI that she was not willing to register a complaint against the man, Ramachandran said on Sunday.

She also said the incident was the most 'bitter experience' after coming to India as a tourist. She later left the place in an autorickshaw.

Police said Jayakumar, hailing from Thiruvananthapuram and working as a clerk with the Defence Security Corps here, was allegedly suffering from mental disorder some police cases were already pending against him.

Police registered a case against Jayakumar under IPC section 509 (assaulting a woman's modesty) and produced him before a local court which granted him bail on personal surety, Ramachandran said.