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Swiss couple attacked in Agra, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

SNS | New Delhi |

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday sought a report into the alleged assault on a couple from Switzerland who were chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of youths at the popular tourist destination of Fatehpur Sikri.

“I have just seen this. I have asked for a report from the State Government,” tweeted Swaraj along with a link to the news article about the incident.

“My officers will reach them in the hospital,” she added.

As per reports, the couple– Quentin Jeremy Clerc and his girlfriend Marie Droz arrived in India on September 30. The attack took place while they were strolling near the railway station at Fatehpur Sikri.

Clerc alleged that a group of young men started following them and after passing comments, they forced the couple to stop so they could take selfies with his girlfriend, Marie.

The group then assaulted the couple leaving Clerc with a fractured skull, a clot in his brain and hearing impairment while his girlfriend has a broken arm and multiple bruises.