The government has written to a Swiss couple who was brutally attacked at Fatehpur Sikri in Agra last week, offering them a free two-night stay at a five-star hotel in New Delhi as a “token of concern”, PTI reported.
Tourism Minister KJ Alphons wrote a letter to Marie Droze and Quentin Jeremy Clerc saying that they could stay at the government-run ITDC hotel – The Ashoka – on dates of their choosing after they recover from their injuries, the Financial Express reported.
“Trust you are recovering fast and would be on your way home soon,” the minister wrote. “As a token of our concern, we would like to offer you a room at our luxury hotel, The Ashoka, at Chankyapuri, New Delhi, for two nights on the dates of your choice. All expenses at the hotel, including food and beverages, would be covered.”
Alphons had earlier written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the matter and visited the couple at New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital.
Clerc’s skull was fractured and his hearing had been affected while Droz was left with a broken arm after they were attacked by five people, including three minors, on October 24 when they were walking along a train track in Fatehpur Sikri. The attackers also hurled stones at the couple but did not rob them.