Despite of the recent appeal from the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant pertaining to the treatment to the tourists coming down to Goa, the local seems to be not taking any cognizance of the same. There is one more case of assault on the Foreigner Tourists who are in Goa on their study Visa and had been assaulted by the locals in Quepem situated in South Goa. 

It may be recalled that just in the last week, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had appealed to the people to stop looting and thrashing tourists coming to the State. Now, two foreign nationals who are in Goa on their student’s Visa and pursuing their graduation in Goa were assaulted by unidentified persons in Quepem.

The Quepem Police have booked a non-cognizable offense against the unknown culprits, who the police assume are locals. As per police sources, On Tuesday, the two students were walking to their rooms when they were accosted by two people on a bike, near the Amona road junction.

The police explained that the two accused tried to make a conversation with the students but owing to a difficulty in communication, thanks to the language barrier, the accused found their replies offensive and hit them before fleeing the scene.

The students were not in a position to note the registration number of the bike ridden by the two accused.

The foreign students filed a complaint with the Quepem Police, who then went ahead and booked a non-cognizable offense against the unknown accused under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

Goa attracts millions of tourists in the State and some of them even stay back to pursue their career or education. If these kinds of assaults continue, it will deter tourists from coming to the State and result in loss of revenue to the State.

Source: TOI 

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