External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
on Thursday sought information from the Uttar Pradesh
government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being attacked by a group of youths in the Fatehpur Sikri
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.
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.