Swiss couple attacked in Agra, Sushma Swaraj asks UP govt for report

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A Swiss couple was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of men near Fatehpur Sikri railway station on Sunday.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the alleged attack on a young Swiss couple at Faterhpur Sikri in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.Swaraj said her officers will reach the couple to hospital who was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of men near Fatehpur Sikri railway station on Sunday.

Quentin Jeremy Clerc, 24, who came to India on September 30 with his girlfriend Marie Droz, also 24 were left bruised after the attack.The couple who is in a hospital in Delhi said that they were strolling near the railway station at Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra when the group started chasing them.

“They initially passed comments, which we didn’t understand, and then forced us to stop so they could take selfies with Marie,” Quentin Jeremy Clerc told ToI.The harassment soon turned into an attack so brutal that it left Clerc with a fractured skull and a clot in his brain. Doctors attending to him said a blow that struck one of his ears has caused hearing impairment. Droz has a broken arm and multiple bruises.The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones.

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