Rishikesh (Dehradun): Putting to shame the adage ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’, a tourist guide allegedly molested a Mexican tourist who came to India to learn Yoga. Following the complaint lodged by the Mexican national, the tourist guide identified as Himanshu Thapiyal was arrested by the police team.

29-year-old Mexican national for the past 20 days had been staying in a yoga camp in the Muni Ki Reti area of Rishikesh.

On Tuesday, she came in contact with Thapliyal who works as tourist guide in the region. For sightseeing, he took the female to Narendra Nagar and Fakot area on his motorcycle.

However, rather than bringing her back to the yoga camp, he took her to his residence. In the wee hours of Wednesday, Thapliyal took the Mexican tourist in Lakshmanjhoola area where he tried to molest her.

On the FIR lodged by the female in Muni Ki Reti police station, cops arrested the alleged guide. Thereafter, she was taken to the Hospital for her medical check-up.

(JPN/Bureau)