A 25-year-old Danish research scholar was allegedly molested by an auto driver outside the railway station here on Friday night, the police said. The accused, who attacked her and tore her clothes when she came out of the station, was arrested on Saturday.

The Danish national left the country “in a state of shock” early on Sunday morning, a police officer added.

“Accused Vicky Kumar is a resident of the city’s Islamabad locality,” Assistant Sub-Inspector Deepak Kumar said.

In a state of shock

The woman had reached Amritsar on Friday night for a research project. The police said the foreign national raised an alarm and hit the accused when he attacked her, after which he fled scene. A case was registered on Saturday morning.

“The victim came to stay here for a few weeks for a research project regarding different religions,” the Assistant Sub-Inspector said.

The police has provided her with a copy of the FIR to report to the Denmark Embassy in Delhi, he added.

“She appeared to be in a state of shock and will probably need counselling.”

The accused has a past history of teasing women visitors in the city, Mr. Kumar said. — PTI