Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri, Sushma Swaraj seeks report from UP govt - watsupptoday.com
Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri, Sushma Swaraj seeks report from UP govt
Posted 26 Oct 2017 01:49 PM

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being attacked by a group of youths in the Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday.
She also said that her office will reach out to the couple.
"I have just seen this. I have asked for a report from the state government. My officers will reach them in the hospital," Swaraj tweeted.
According to a report by the Times of India, a couple from Lausanne in Switzerland was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of youths in the Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday, leaving them battered and bruised.
Quentin Jeremy Clerc, 24, who came to India on September 30 with his girlfriend Marie Droz, also 24, was quoted as saying that they were strolling near the railway station at the Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra when the group started following them and later attacked.
The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones, according to the report.
Clerc has been left with a fractured skull and a clot in his brain. Doctors said a blow that struck one of his ears has caused hearing impairment.
Droz has a broken arm and multiple bruises.
"They hurled stones at both of us.I was hit on the back, shoulder and hand. I still cannot understand why they attacked us. They didn't take any of our valuables," Droz was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Local policemen hinted that the "crowd was instigated" after they found the couple kissing. Droz said they were not kissing and added that they were just "rumours".

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