Two Israeli nationals were beaten up by the locals in Haridwar on Wednesday evening for consuming liquor on the banks of the river Ganga, according to a report of The Times of India.
Soon after being alerted about the incident, two police officials reached the spot and brought the situation under control. The Israeli tourists were also fined for violating the law.
One of the tourists, who was beaten by the locals, said that he had to lock himself in a public toilet to save himself.
The tourist, identified as Nati, claimed that he was not aware that the consumption of liquor was not allowed in public in Haridwar.
Last month, at least three men were arrested for allegedly thrashing a police beat marshal in Maharashtra’s Pune city. The men were stopped from consuming liquor in public.
The accused were charged under Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that deal with stopping a public servant from performing his duty and committing a nuisance in the open.
In October 2020, a man was beaten by his neighbour for objecting to consuming liquor in a public place. The victim died five days after the incident.
The victim’s family members, including his children, were also attacked.
A case of attempt to murder, wilfully causing grievous hurt with sharp weapons and wrongful restraint against the culprits was filed.