Two Indian men, detained for a week in China for allegedly molesting a Taiwanese tourist in the lift of a Beijing hotel, were deported to India on Friday.
The two tea dealers were at a detention centre for foreigners on the outskirts of Beijing.
The duo – one a father of two and the other a grandfather – allegedly attacked the girl last Thursday inside the lift of the Beijing International Hotel, where the men and the victim and her parents were staying.
They were identified as Beg Raj, in his late forties,and Akhil Goel, an MBA aged around 30.
The Taiwanese victim, a high school student, was in Beijing to attend the graduation ceremony of her elder sister, a student at Peking University.
The two men allegedly kissed the teenager, who was already in the lift when they entered it. They also allegedly forced her to remain in the elevator while it went up and down as the older man fondled her, sources said.
After rushing out of the lift, the victim alerted the hotel authorities, who in turn contacted police in the central business district of Beijing. Police then picked them up from their hotel rooms.