Swiss couple attacked near Agra and brutally beaten in India

NEW DELHI: A Swiss couple has been left with a fracture skull after he and his better half were assaulted close to the Taj Mahal during the holiday in India, police and media reports said Thursday.

A gathering of men moved toward the couple near railroad station and requested selfies with the lady before attacking them with stones on Sunday, the Times of India every day said. It said the man endured a cracked skull while his better half, a 24-year-old Swiss national, had a broken arm and different wounds. Onlookers took video recordings of the couple on their cell phones as they lay on the ground after the attack, the paper revealed.

Senior officer Amit Pathak told AFP by telephone from Agra in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh that police had distinguished a portion of the attackers.

“Some of them could be minors, so we are exploring and on the off chance that they are for sure minors they will be delivered in adolescent court according to the law,” said Pathak, senior police administrator for Agra.