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Swiss couple attack: MEA officials meet victims at hospital

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 October 2017, 14:37 IST

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials on 26 October met the Swiss couple, who was allegedly harassed in Agra, at the Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

Earlier in the day, an FIR was registered against four unknown people and one accused was also arrested from Rajasthan.

EAM Sushma Swaraj today sought for a report from the Uttar Pradesh Government over the alleged harassment.

Swaraj added that she would also reach the hospital the couple is admitted in.

In a tweet, she said, "I have just seen this. I have asked for a report from the State Government. My officers will reach them in the hospital."

In a report surfaced in a newspaper, a couple from Lausanne in Switzerland was allegedly brutally thrashed by a group of youth in Agra's Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday.

The duo was reportedly seriously injured in the attack and is currently admitted in a hospital in Delhi.

The Swiss pair has alleged that they were followed by a group of people while ambling near the railway station.

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Later, the group started passing comments at them and forced the couple to stop and take selfies. The group's harassment soon turned violent and they suffered critical injuries. 


First published: 26 October 2017, 14:35 IST