UP Police’s ‘get well soon’ booklet for Swiss couple attacked in Agra gets love on Twitter

UP Police had started an online campaign with the hashtag #GWSMarieAndJeremy, where Twitter users were asked to share their message for the Swiss couple. In an event organised by the department, a book consisting of those messages was released by top officials.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2017 8:52 pm
up police, swizz couple attack, agra swiss couple attack, Fatehpur Sikri foreigners attack, agra foreigners attack, UP Police goodwill booklet, UP Police get well soon booklet, viral news, social media news, indian express Earlier UP police started an online campaign on Twitter asking Netizens to share their good wished for the Swiss couple injured near Fatehpur Sikri. (Source: UP Police/ Twitter)

After the scathing attack by miscreants on a couple from Switzerland, in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri last month, the state government and the police were severely criticised. But within a few days since the attack took place on October 22, the UP Police on Friday released a ‘get well soon’ booklet.

In an event organised by the police department, a book consisting of Twitter messages was unveiled by Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh, ADG (crime) Chandra Prakash, and Additional to DGP Sanjay Singhal. Titled “Get Well Soon Marie and Jeremy”, the messages for the 76-pages booklet were handpicked.

After the assault came to the forefront, the UP Police had started an online campaign with the hashtag #GWSMarieAndJeremy, where Twitter users were asked to share their message of healing for the duo, Quentin Jeremy Clerc, and his partner Marie Droz, both 24.

On the directions of the DGP, PRO to him Rahul Srivastava and the SSP, Agra, Amit Pathak personally handed over a copy of the booklet to the deputy head of the Swiss mission in India, Tamara Mona, and MEA spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar.

The gesture was appreciated by people on Twitter too and many extended their support to the cops.

“The idea was a goodwill gesture on the part of the UP Police. Initially, our focus was to arrest the guilty and bring them to book, and after that, we thought of the Swiss couple and their ordeal and decided to express our solidarity with them through this gesture in the form of a booklet,” Srivastava told IANS.

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