Six held for misbehaving with Iranian tourist

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Puri, Jan 17 (PTI) Six youths were arrested formisbehaving with an Iranian woman tourist in the premises ofthe famed Sun Temple at Konark today.

The incident took place when 24-year-old MahdiyenSadat Mir-Habib visited the World Heritage monument along withher friend Md Raza Karfar, a student of Jamia Milia IslamiaUniversity of Delhi this afternoon, police said.

The six youths allegedly tried to take snaps of thewoman which was opposed by Karfar. This led to a scuffle andthe youths were subsequently arrested, sub-divisional policeofficer Gopal Chandra Patnaik said.

Both Mahdiyen and Karfar hail from Tehran, the policesaid.

A case was registred against the youths under sections341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (causing hurt), 294 (abusingwith flithy language), 354 (outraging modesty), 506 (criminalintimidiation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC, Patnaiksaid.

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