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Swiss couple attacked in Agra; External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeks report from Uttar Pradesh govt

The external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had said that she had sought a report from the BJP-led Yogi Adityanath government in connection with the attack.


  |  Updated On : October 26, 2017 03:54 PM
Swiss couple attacked in Agra. (Source: Ani)

Swiss couple attacked in Agra. (Source: Ani)

New Delhi :  

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a report in connection to an attack on Swiss couple at Agra.

The external affairs minister had said that she had sought a report from the BJP-led Yogi Adityanath government in connection with the attack.

Swaraj has also formed a team from the ministry which would reach out to the couple from Lausanne, undergoing treatment in a Delhi hospital.

According to reports, the Swiss couple was chased and hit with sticks and stones in the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, around 40 kilometers from Agra on Sunday. The Uttar Pradesh police has arrested a suspect of an attack.

The Agra Police said that Quentin Jeremy Clerc, 24, has suffered a skull fracture and his girlfriend Marie Droz, 24, has suffered with broken bones in the attack.

According to Fatehpur Sikri police station in-charge Pradeep Kumar, the Swiss couple was attacked by locals when after they were sighted walking along train tracks.

Kumar further added that the duo did not want to lodge a complaint but they took suo motto and lodged the complaint.

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According to reports published in local dailies, a group of four men tried to take selfies with Droz and later started harassing her. On resisting the harassment the couple was attacked by the four.

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Fatehpur Sikri, was the capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585 during the reign of Emperor Akbar.

First Published: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:05 PM
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