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French woman assaulted, drug addict held

Mumbai | Updated: February 6, 2014 12:38 pm

A 57-year-old French tourist was assaulted Thursday evening near the CST allegedly by a drug addict, who has been arrested.  The suspect, Saiful Badokochi (25), is a native of West Bengal who had arrived in Mumbai the same day.

“Badokochi hit the woman, Claudine, in the face, injuring her nose, and started shouting incoherently about tourists coming to the city from other countries.

He was overpowered by eye-witnesses and handed over to us, while Claudine was rushed to the St George Hospital,” said an officer with the Azad Maidan police.

“Badokochi seems to have been either under the influence of drugs or undergoing withdrawal symptoms. We are subjecting him to medical tests to know more.

There does not seem to be any motive behind his actions,” said DCP (Zone I) Ravindra Shisve.

First Published on: January 31, 20142:23 am
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