Two people were arrested in Bihar for allegedly beating up and robbing a couple from the United Kingdom, PTI reported on Monday. The couple were on a 78-day journey from Haridwar to Howrah sailing on Ganga. They had stopped on an island near Pandarak in Patna district for a break.
Matthew Kidd, 30, and 28-year-old Jessica Kidd are schoolteachers in Glasgow, Scotland. The two were resting in their tent when two men attacked them around 8 pm on Sunday, reported The Telegraph.
“The youngsters tried to loot us and even misbehaved with my wife,” Matthew Kidd told The Telegraph. “However, we tried to save ourselves and reached a spot called Kalighat.”
With the help of some locals, the couple lodged a complaint with Pandarak police station, Senior Superintendent of Police of Patna Manu Maharaj told PTI. The police prepared a sketch of the two attackers, following which they conducted raids in the area.
“Both the accused were traced and arrested from near the banks of the Ganges last [Sunday] night,” Maharaj said. The couple has resumed their journey to Howrah.
The incident comes days after a German tourist was allegedly attacked at Sonbhadra railway station in Uttar Pradesh. Aman Kumar, a local electrician, allegedly assaulted Holger Erik because the latter ignored his greetings, reports had said. Kumar was later arrested.
A Swiss couple was assaulted by a group of people in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri on October 22. Quentin Jeremy Clerc’s skull was fractured and his hearing was affected in the assault while Marie Droz was left with a broken arm.