3 Arrested In Swiss Couple Attack


Agra: Days after a Swiss couple was attacked by a group of men in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, three youths out of the four accused have been arrested on Thursday, DGP PRO told news agency ANI. The DGP further added that the three arrested are minors.

Earlier in the day, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was in Agra to visit Taj Mahal today, said two attackers have been arrested in the case. “Two attackers have been arrested, and strict action will be taken against those (other people) involved in the attack. We have given instructions to police to strictly deal with such people. Our government will not accept such incidents,” the chief minister added.

The couple from Switzerland —Quentin Jeremy Clerc, 24 and his girlfriend Marie Droz, also 24 who were allegedly attacked on Sunday is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi. The couple who came to India on September 30, were allegedly attacked by a group of four youths on October 22.

Clerc said that he and his girlfriend were first followed by the group who later attacked them, leaving Clerc with a fractured skull and a clot in his brain, reports said. Droz’s arm was reportedly fractured in the assault and she also suffered multiple bruises.

The incident has been condemned by the Centre and the state government. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on the attack saying her office will reach out to the couple.