But he's not from any part of the civilized west, Medusa.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
I don't know if they are legal in India, but if they aren't they should be made legal for personal protection. And people who go on vacation anywhere, on any continent Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Asia Minor or Oceania (not technically a continet, but w/e), should be advised to carry some form of protection, including that alarm thing that you posted.
The UK has an agency, like most countries, that monthly puts up a map of regions that are considered safe and unsafe to travel, based on rating system. Parts of India were considered safe, including where these events occurred, now they are thinking of changing the rating, and rightfully so.
Aggression towards tourists has been on the increase in India for the past years, especially tourists from Europe and the USA and it is having to deal with major social issues.
I know for a fact that if you fall from more than 15m, you don't have to worry about fractures because the odds are you'll die. But under 15m, odds are you break something.
Thank you, Quazi!