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Indian student stabbed in Australia, MEA says 'Hope it is seen seriously'

Indian student stabbing in Australia: The incident took place on October 6 (Thursday) at about 10:30 pm, as Shubham Garg walked along the Pacific Highway, NSW Police Force said in a statement on Monday.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: October 14, 2022 17:19 IST
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
Image Source : ANI MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

Indian student stabbing in Australia: India on Friday said that it expects Australia to take Indian student stabbing incident 'seriously.' A 28-year-old Indian student has been stabbed multiple times in the face, chest and abdomen in Australia by a man who allegedly demanded cash, authorities said. The incident took place on October 6 (Thursday) at about 10:30 pm, as Shubham Garg walked along the Pacific Highway, NSW Police Force said in a statement on Monday.   

Asked about the incident, Bagchi said the Indian High Commission in Canberra and the consulate in Sydney are in close touch with the local authorities and a suspect is in custody. "It is a sad incident. He (Garg) is in a hospital and treatment is being done," Bagchi said. "We expect that the matter is dealt with seriously and action is taken against the perpetrators," he added.

 

Bagchi said the Indian mission is also in touch with Garg's family members and providing help in expediting their travel to Australia. Asked if it was a racial attack, the MEA spokesperson said, "I do not want to speculate, the focus is on his treatment."

Navneet Singh Chahal, DM Agra said that younger brother of Shubham has applied for VISA. "We have contacted his(Shubham) father & also reached out to officials in Sydney Embassy. Shubham's younger brother has applied for VISA. We hope his family will be able to meet him in Sydney soon. The government of India and Australia are providing support to the family members. Shubham has already undergone two operations so far and we hope that he will recover soon. Proper medical treatment is being provided to him," Chahal said.

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