The Swiss tourists — a man and a woman — were victims of attacks by four Indians, which attempted to do a selfie. The incident occurred in the historic city of Fatehpur Sikri in the Agra district of Uttar Pradesh. It is reported BFMTV.
Local residents beat up the tourists with sticks and pelted with stones. The man fractured the skull, and the woman broke her arm. According to victims, witnesses to the attack not only did not try to stop the beating, but shot the events with cameras of their mobile phones.
Local police reported that detained one of the suspects in the attack, being questioned by investigators.
Publication the Times of India said that the victim’s name is Jeremy Clerk, and his companion — Marie Droz. They are in a hospital in Delhi.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj said that the government is ready to provide Swiss tourists with all the necessary assistance.
Earlier on 26 October it was reported that in the Indian city of Vishakhapatnam, located in the South-East of the country, a woman was raped on the street in front of passers-by, who, instead of intervening to call the police, pulled out a cell phone and was filming the incident on video.
Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar I in the years 1571-1585, then lost this status in connection with the move of the Emperor to Lahore. Since 1986, the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri is a world heritage site by UNESCO.