We see it every day of the year. Tourists behaving badly. It gets worse during Christmas and New year but is still bad enough behavior to get a mention in the news almost every single day. From driving badly on Goa’s roads to camping, cooking and even defecating in public, they do it all. Take the incident of the group of women tourists from Telangana that allegedly argued with and assaulted a 4 person squad of traffic police after being stopped for driving without helmets.
Women tourists allegedly assault woman police constable
As the story goes, the women, tourists from Telangana were riding hired bikes when they were stopped for doing so without helmets. Chaya Bung- 46 and her daughters Sushmita -24, Namita- 26, and Akshita-19 then proceeded to get into an argument with the traffic patrol officers who had stopped them.
Head constable Bashir Mulla filed a complaint at the Anjuna police station. The complaint stated that at 12.40pm, the accused persons (all women) – Chaya Bung, 46 and her daughters, Sushmita, 24, Namita, 26, and Akshita, 19 – all residents of Secunderabad, abused him and his staff. They also assaulted lady police constable Reshma Nayak and tore her uniform and challan book, while discharging their duties at Arpora bridge.
Constable Nayak was taken to the Candolim primary health center as a precaution but was later discharged.
Anjuna police have registered an offense under Sections 353, 332, 186, 427, 504 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and prevention of damage to Public Property Act and Section 129 of Motor Vehicle Act.
Bailed out of jail
While PSI Rupali Govekar was investigating the case and the women were locked up at the Anjuna jail, sources now say that the women were granted conditional bail by the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), Mapusa on Tuesday.