Suspects deny harassing British tourist in India: Lawyer
AGRA (AFP) - Two men appeared in an Indian court on Wednesday accused of harassing a British tourist who jumped off her hotel balcony fearing a sex attack, with their lawyer saying they denied the charges.
The manager of the three-star Hotel Agra Mahal, Sachin Chauhan, and another member of staff were produced before the local magistrate in the northern city of Agra and were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
Prakash Narayan Sharma, lawyer for the hotel manager, told AFP his client would enter a "not guilty" plea before the court on Thursday and apply for bail.
The woman was admitted to hospital on Tuesday with minor leg injuries sustained as she fled the hotel after the men allegedly tried to force their way into her room in the middle of the night.