One more youth arrested in African student assault case

The police have arrested one more person who they believe to be involved in the assault on Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza, which left the student in a coma.

Yannick has been in a coma since the assault in April. Screen grab from CNN IBN

Amandeep Singh, the son of a bank official, was arrested two months after his brother Sahildeep was arrested in the same case, the Indian Express reported.

Yannick Nihangaza has been in a coma for the last two months after he was assaulted with iron rods and stones after he got into an argument with a group of youths near a liquor shop in Jalandhar on 21 April.

One of the nine accused in the case,Jaskaran Singh, has reportedly gone to Australia on a student visa and could be declared a proclaimed offender by the police, who are also trying to arrest Amarbir Bajwa, reportedly the son of a managing director in a co-operative mill.

Navjot Mahal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police said that four of the accused youth in the case had been arrested and three were still absconding.

"A look out circular has been isssued against one of the accused who has fled to Australia," he said, adding that investigations are still on in the case.

Yannick was a student of the Bachelor in Computer Science course at Lovely Professional University when he was attacked, and has since been admitted to the Columbia Asia Hospital in Patiala. His father has been seeking financial aid to take his son back to Burundi and for his treatment there.

Updated Date: Jul 10, 2012 10:59 AM

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