ARAMBOL: Arambol witnessed a shocking incident last night in which a group of Maharashtrian tourists got into a physical altercation with a Russian man.
Witnesses claim that after the tourists asked the Russian person for a cigarette, there was a verbal argument that started the confrontation.
A language barrier caused the situation to worsen because the Russian man, unable to respond in English, answered in his own tongue.
Tensions increased due to misinterpretations, which led to a physical altercation in which the Russian man was hurt and bleeding. Remarkably, the tourists who were a part of the incident hurriedly left the area.
To determine the exact sequence of events and hold those accountable, local authorities have opened an investigation. The incident is a sobering reminder of the value of effective communication and cultural sensitivity, particularly in multicultural tourist destinations like Arambol.