Lost tourist beaten and stripped by locals after being mistaken for a terroristBy Mason White 12:45 PM March 31, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A tourist walked into a rocky situation after getting lost during his vacation, police in India said.
The incident occurred when the Nigerian national who was on his way to Allahabad, ended up in Allapalli.
Clinton Osemwegi Igbinosun told police that he was chased and beaten by an angry mob in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after being mistaken for a terrorist. The victim suffered serious injuries, lost all his clothes and fell into a sewer while running for his life through the streets of the village.
When Igbinosun was rescued by police he was laying naked on narrow side street. Igbinosun was visiting India with a tourist visa.
According to the initial police investigation, Igbinosun asked locals to show him the public bus to Allahabad. However, due to his heavy African accent, people thought he asked for the bus to Allapalli.
When Igbinosun arrived to Allapalli he realized that he arrived to the wrong city, and began asking locals to show him to a hotel. That is when the locals became suspicious that the black man is actually a terrorist disguised as a tourist, and they began to beat him.
Igbinosun was transported to a local hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.