Udupi: Incidents of this kind are sure to leave India’s image as a tourist destination battered. Already incidents of sexual assault and looting of foreign visitors have made a bad dent on the country’s reputation.
Assel Izanova and Svetlana Dembiskaya, two women tourists from Kazakhstan, who had arrived here to get treated in an Ayurveda and Yoga centre here, have complained to the town police about the theft of all the money they had on them to take care of travel and medical expenses.
They have reported that the total loss was Euro 1,000 and US$ 1,400, being equivalent to Rs 1.56 lakh in local currency.
The police are investigating the case.