Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, a woman tourist has been mercilessly beaten up by an hotelier and his associates under Nandankanan police limits in Odisha capital.
The victim identified as Seema Mondal (26) of West Bengal sustained grievous injuries and was admitted to a city-based hospital. Her condition is said to be critical.
According to reports, Seema along with her husband, Dillip Mondal were boarding at Zoo Park Hotel. Unknowingly, Seema entered into another room this morning following which the owner of the hotel scolded her which led to an altercation between the two.
The owner was in an inebriated state and attacked her losing his cool along with associates.
The victim was grievously injured in the attack and rushed to KIMS hospital.
At the outset, the incident seems to have ruined Odisha government’s tourism policy and ethics of the verse- ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ that designates guests/tourists as the god.