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  1. Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri: Sushma Swaraj, K J Alphons seek reports, victims in Delhi hospital

Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri: Sushma Swaraj, K J Alphons seek reports, victims in Delhi hospital

Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri: After a Swiss couple was assaulted in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur Sikri, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today sought a report from the CM Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in the state.

By: | Updated: October 27, 2017 7:16 AM
Sushma Swaraj, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh government, UP government, Yogi Adityanath, swiss couple attack, Quentin Jeremy Clerc, Agra, Marie Droz Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri: A couple from Switzerland’s Lausanne was allegedly chased by a group of youth in Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday and they were attacked with stones and sticks, Times of India reported. (ANI)

Swiss couple attacked in Fatehpur Sikri: After a Swiss couple was allegedly assaulted in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur Sikri, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today sought a report from CM Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in the state. Swaraj tweeted, ”I have just seen this. I have asked for a report from the State Government.” Taking a jibe at the BJP government former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav said, ” What happened to anti-romeo squads? A couple visiting Fatehpur Sikri were beaten when they tried to click a selfie.” A couple from Switzerland’s Lausanne was allegedly chased by a group of youth in Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday and they were attacked with stones and sticks, Times of India reported. Asking for a report regarding the incident, Swaraj also said that officials will visit them at the hospital. According to a Hindustan Times report, one of the assailants has been arrested and identified as the brother of Mukul, who is the main accused in the attack. At this juncture, MEA officials have arrived at Apollo Hospital in Delhi where the victims have been admitted.  C Prakash, ADG Crime said that one of the assailants have been arrested and efforts are on to nab others. The accused has been  arrested from Rajasthan border. According to the latest updates, Swaraj has further said that Marie has been discharged, Clerc is still improving.

Quentin Jeremy Clerc and his girlfriend Marie Droz, both 24, were in India since September 30. Jeremy from his hospital bed informed that after spending a day at Agra, they were strolling near the railway station at Fatehpur Sikri when a group of youth started following them. According to Jeremy, the group initially passed comments which they were unable to decipher and soon stopped him from taking selfies with Marie. But soon the encounter turned fatal, which left him with a fractured skull and a clot in his brain, TOI reported.

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The doctor attending the couple said that the blow which struck Jeremy in his ear was so strong that it caused him hearing impairment. Marie has a broken arm and bruises. To their horror, instead of coming to their rescue, the bystanders stood their taking photos and videos of the bloodied couple. The incident prompted both Swaraj and Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons to write to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who said two attackers have been arrested. Alphons said he was “deeply concerned” over the incident that could have a negative impact on the image of the country.

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