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Australian national beaten up by villagers in Southern India

An Australian man was beaten up by villagers for allegedly misbehaving with women after getting drunk.

The man, James William, on his way to Karnataka’s Bagalkot from Badami in a bus, but got off at a village in between.

He was drunk and misbehaved with women which led to an altercation between him and locals, District Superintendent of Police, Lokesh J said.




“There was an altercation and an exchange of blows between the villagers and the foreign national. The police were called and we shifted him to a hospital in Bagalkot,” he said.

Police have registered a case and detained some suspects.

Badami is a popular tourist destination known for its spectacular cave temples.




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