Indian student attacked in Poznan, Poland; Sushma Swaraj seeks report

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought a report from the Indian ambassador in Poland regarding a media report of an attack on an Indian student

FP Staff March 31, 2017 23:01:08 IST
Indian student attacked in Poznan, Poland; Sushma Swaraj seeks report

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday sought a report from the Indian ambassador in Poland regarding a media report of an Indian student getting attacked in Poznan city in Poland.

"I have just spoken to the Indian Ambassador in Poland and asked for a report," she tweeted.

Swaraj's comment came in response to a tweet by an Indian national who approached her with a news item in Polish media about the alleged death of an Indian student after being beaten. The said report stated the account of one of the victim's friends who he was supposed to meet in a market area. The victim called his friend for help, who reached him within minutes only to find him all bloody. According to eyewitness the attacker was in his early twenties and is yet to be identified or arrested by the local police, according to Khaleej Times India's Ambassador to Poland and Lithuania, Ajay Bisaria, confirmed that the student was, in fact, still alive.

More details are yet to be revealed about the incident.

The victim is currently being treated for minor injuries.

The attack is reminiscent of the killing an Indian software engineer in Kansas. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed when 51-year-old US Navy veteran Adam Purinton opened fire at him and his friend Alok Madasani at a bar in Olathe on 22 February before yelling "get out of my country". Madasani and American national Ian Grillot were injured in the attack.

With inputs from PTI

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