Swiss couple attacked: 1 arrested; Sushma seeks report from UP govt

Swiss couple attacked: 1 arrested; Sushma seeks report from UP govt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being attacked.

By: || Updated: 26 Oct 2017 04:25 PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being attacked. Photo: ANI

NEW DELHI: One person has been arrested while an FIR has been lodged against four persons over an attack on a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri, police said on Thursday.

Additional Director General of Police (Crime) Chandra Prakash said the arrest was made from the Agra-Rajasthan border.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being attacked.

She also said that her ofice will reach out to the couple.

"I have just seen this. I have asked for a report from the state government. My officers will reach them in the hospital," Swaraj tweeted.

According to the report, a couple from Lausanne in Switzerland was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of youths in the Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday, leaving them battered and bruised.

Quentin Jeremy Clerc, 24, who came to India on September 30 with his girlfriend Marie Droz, also 24, was quoted as saying that they were strolling near the railway station at the Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra when the group started following them and later attacked.

The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones, according to the report.

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