3 arrested over molesting French tourist

Chattarpur (MP): Three persons including a hotel owner were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a French tourist on the New Year's eve at the temple city of Khajuraho, near Chattarpur.

Sarah Nurjok (21), the French woman, filed complaint with the police yesterday, said Khajuraho Police Station in-charge, Mukesh Khamparia.

Sarah was celebrating with her Indian friend at a hotel on December 31, when she was allegedly detained by Pranav Singh Chandel, the hotel owner, and local guides Salman and Badruddin.

They allegedly tried to extort money from her and to molest her. She was not allowed to leave the hotel, but somehow managed to escape yesterday and went to the police, police said.

The accused have been booked under sections 354 (outraging woman's modesty) and 327 (causing hurt to extort) of the Indian Penal Code.