Attack on Swiss couple in Agra, Sushma seeks report

In an embarrassment to India, two Swiss tourists were assaulted by locals in Agra during their trip to Fatehpur Sikri. Taking a cognizance of the issue, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government over the issue.

Taking social media, Swaraj tweeted, I have asked for a report from the State Government. She even tweeted, My officers will reach them in the hospital.

On October 22, the Swiss duo were attacked by group of youth in Fatehpur Sikri with stones and sticks, , leaving them both injured and bruised.

The Swiss locals were strolling around a railway track in Fatehpur Sikri when they started to be harassed by a group of local youth who insisted they click selfies with the female tourist, police said.

The youth then started inquiring about the place of stay of the tourists and after a set of intrusive questions began assaulting Clerc with stones and sticks. Even Droz was not spared and assaulted with stones and sticks, the couple said.

Clerc suffered a fractured skull while Droz received a broken arm. The two are receiving treatment in a Delhi hospital.

Police filed the complaint on its own cognisance after the victims were not interested, a spokesperson for the Agra SSP said.

Police have identified some of the assaulted and could arrest them soon, the spokesperson said.

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