The incident took place in Sonbhadra district’s Robertsganj station when Holger Eric Misch, got off a train and began to ask for directions.
Another tourist attacked in UP: This time a German national at Sonbhadra railway stationhttps://t.co/s70sI1v0TZ— ABP News (@abpnewstv) November 5, 2017
While he was asking for directions to the Agori fort, the accused Aman Kumar reportedly greeted Misch and enquired him about his visit but he did not respond. This angered Kumar and he pushed the tourist to the ground and allegedly thrashed him multiple times.
The police has arrested the accused and investigation in the case is underway.
But, the accused has claimed innocence and has alleged that the German hit him first when he greeted him.
I am innocent, the German national punched me when i said 'welcome to India' to him. He even spit on me: Aman Yadav,arrested accused pic.twitter.com/PrcO2gudIw— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 5, 2017
Refusing to speak to mediapersons, Holger Ereek, who has sustained minor injuries, said, "India have rules... the Supreme Court says privacy is a fundamental law. So please don't disturb my privacy. I am here to launch an FIR and that's it".
This is the second major attack on foreign tourists in Uttar Pradesh in the last two weeks.
Agra: Swiss couple attacked by unknown people in Fatehpur Sikri. Police probe underway. EAM has sought report of the incident from UP Govt. pic.twitter.com/bVIuPvTOF8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 26, 2017
On October 26th, a couple from Lausanne, Switzerland was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of youths in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra on Sunday, leaving them battered and bruised