We had recently come across a news hailing from Fatehpur Sikri where a Swiss couple was severely assaulted by few locals and ended up in the hospital with broken skull and bruises all over. The attackers who assaulted Quentin Jeremy Clerc and Marie Droz were nabbed by the police after five days and include three minors and two adults. Now one of the 3 minors who has been arrested for this has confessed something. Here are some excerpts from the spine-chilling details that they have provided to The Times Of India.

“We saw them first from a distance,” Mahendar (name changed as he is a minor) said to Times Of India about the incident. “They were making some inquiries about Fatehpur which we didn’t understand properly. They were friendly. A little later we saw them getting intimate. For no reason, Pankaj (who is 19 and one of the two adults arrested along with the three kids) started assaulting them. We joined in.

Whereas the tourists have declined having got intimate anywhere. They accuse the boys of forcing themselves on the lady for selfies and losing their cool when she denied.

Now, let’s hear what the other guy has to say

“One of the stones thrown at them missed the woman by inches. But the next one hit her and she started bleeding. The boy was already on the ground. One of the bigger boys had brought down a lathi on his head. We had no intention to hurt the woman, but when she intervened and tried to overpower us, we assaulted her as well. The assault continued for a while and they both were lying lifeless, not fighting back anymore. There was blood all over. We ran away. We came home and we started panicking, but we didn’t tell anyone about the incident. Some people, however, had already seen us beating the foreigners up.

“It was a spur of the moment thing. We didn’t have any control on ourselves and attacked them for no reason,” the 13-year-old said. “We made the stupidest mistake of our lives and we want to apologize for hurting them.

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So just because you ‘assumed’ they’re as something “wrong, you got so violent? They say they are ready to apologize and realize their mistake. But how will it make up for the loss our country’s tourism and reputation have been bearing? Why do most of us think that foreigners have sex in their mind all the time? Even if they were kissing who gave these people the right to thrash them. And what the apathetic society did by not helping but recording the couple surely gives us an idea where are we heading!

We believe they are young for their age, but not for their acts. We recall how a so-called minor was the chief culprit in the spine-chilling Nirbhaya Rape and Murder case too. Children make mistakes. But is ‘mistake’ and ‘crime’ the same thing?? Debatable, isn’t it?

Let us know in the comment section what you think of the case and the extended apology.

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