German national alleges being roughed up by rly supervisor

5 Nov 2017

A German national has alleged that he was beaten up by a railway supervisor at the Robertsganj railway station in Sonbhadra district, police said today.
However, the railway employee alleged that when he greeted Holger Erik by saying "welcome to India", the German hit him.
The incident comes days after a Swiss couple were beaten up near the railway station in Fatehpur Sikri near Agra.
Erik alleged he was beaten up by railway supervisor Aman Kumar yesterday after which the station master informed the police.
Circle officer Vivekanand Tiwari said that Kumar has detained and handed over to the GRP. Circle Officer, GRP, Monika Chadha told PTI that a non cognisable reports were registered on the complaint of both the sides. "None of them are in police custody," she added.
Erik refused to talk to the media. "According to reports, the railway supervisor enquired the German national about his wellbeing, which angered him.
The German hit the railway employee, who might have pushed him in retaliation. Based on the complaints of the two, non- congnisable reports have been registered. Their medical examination has been conducted," ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar told reporters in Lucknow.
On October 22, two tourists from Lausanne in Switzerland, Quentin Jeremy Clerc (24) and Marie Droz (24), were chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of five youths in Fatehpur Sikri, triggering widespread outrage.
The couple was quoted as saying in a media report that they were strolling near the station at Fatehpur Sikri when a group of youths started following them and later attacked. All the accused were arrested.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had sought a report from the UP government on the attack.
Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons had dashed off a letter to Yogi Adityanath, saying the incident could have a negative impact on the image of the country.
Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh had also issued a list of guidelines to prevent such incidents.
The couple were offered a free stay in 5-star hotel in the national capital as a "token of concern" by Alphons. (PTI)