Attacked Swiss couple offered free stay at five-star hotel

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 01, 2017, 07:35 AM IST

Tourism Minister KJ Alphonso went to meet the couple at Delhi's Apollo Hospital recently. Photograph:(Others)

Weeks after the being attacked by four unidentified youth at Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, Swiss couple has now been offered an all-expense paid two-night stay at Delhi's Ashok hotel by the country's tourism minister KJ Alphons.

Citing it as a 'token of concern' in a letter to the couple, the tourism minister has asked them to pick a date for their stay at the hotel. 

"Trust you are recovering fast and would be on your way home soon. As a token of our concern, we would like to offer you a room at our luxury hotel, The Ashok, 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," KJ Alphons said in the letter.

Run by ITDC, The Ashok hotel is situated 2km from Rashtrapati Bhavan and the tariff per night at the hotel is around Rs 10,000. 

The couple who are currently recovering at Delhi's Apollo Hospital was attacked by four unidentified youth at Fatehpur Sikri on October 22. As they lay on the ground, injured, the locals shot videos of them instead of calling for help. 

Soon after the incident, the tourism minister had written to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inquiring about the incident and had even gone and met the couple.