A German tourist was robbed and assaulted by a group of people in Andhra Pradesh near Kakinada's Vakalapudi area on Monday evening.
The police said that the tourist, Michael Prechtl, had visited NTR Beach and was allegedly drunk as it was his birthday.
The police said that he was intoxicated and an unidentified person stole his bag, which had his belongings.
As the agitated tourist was trying to search for his bag, four youth approached him and asked for a selfie with him.
According to the police, when the tourist declined to pose, the youth started mocking him about the way he looked, which ticked him off. Micheal ‘warned’ him and and apparently abused them, which eventually resulted in a scuffle.
Speaking to TNM, Kakinada Rural CI Rambabu said that the German national then allegedly threw stones at the them and attempted to escape. However, they soon caught up with him and assaulted him.
Following this, some locals in the area called the police, who reached the spot and rescued the German. He was later admitted to hospital with minor injuries and given treatment.
The police have registered two cases - one against the unidentified person for robbery (Section 390) and another case against the four people for attacking the tourist, under Section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC, a police officer told TNM.
The police have identified and arrested all five accused. The tourist’s belongings were returned him as well.
In April this year, a Russian cyclist, who was on a world tour, was injured in an attack by a Telangana farmer and his neighbours, who mistook him for a thief. The incident occurred in Telangana's Kamareddy district when 44-year-old V. Oleg had pitched his tent in an agricultural field due to bad weather.