8 held for molesting UK tourists in Haryana
Eight persons have been arrested for allegedly molesting two British tourists at a roadside eatery on the Delhi-Hisar national highway.india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 15:10 IST
Eight persons have been arrested for allegedly molesting two British tourists at a roadside eatery on the Delhi-Hisar national highway, a police official said.
They were produced before a local court which remanded one of them in judicial custody and released the others on bail.
The two British women were returning in a car to Delhi after a sight-seeing tour of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan when its tyre deflated near Satroad Khas village, about 20 km from Hissar on Thursday night, Senior Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh said.
The driver, Ram Sewak of Delhi, along with the tourists then went to a highway 'dhabha' to find out a puncture repair shop, he said.
Some people sitting at the 'dhabha' allegedly tried to "outrage the modesty of the women" whereupon the driver locked the tourists inside the car and went to a police outpost and informed them about the incident, the SSP said.
Eight persons - Krishan Saini, Pradeep, Jiwan and Shashi Ram of Satroad Khas village, Devender of Bagla, Kuldeep of Kalirawan, Sanjay of Dhigtana and Mukesh of Azad Nagar - were arrested and produced in court after registering a case at the Sadar police station, he said.
Mukesh was remanded in judicial custody and the others released on bail by the court, he said.