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Tamil Nadu student stabbed inside university campus in Toronto; MEA Jaishankar intervenes

Rachel Albert, a 23-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, was stabbed in Canada's Toronto on Wednesday. The student is in the critical care unit of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Her family sought the help of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for a visa to travel to Canada where their daughter is battling for life.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 24, 2020 17:39 IST
Tamil Nadu student stabbed in Toronto, Canada

Tamil Nadu student stabbed in Toronto, Canada

Rachel Albert, a 23-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, was stabbed in Canada's Toronto on Wednesday. The student is in the critical care unit of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Toronto Police has launched a massive hunt for the attacker releasing the details of a man. Meanwhile, the family of Rachel Albert has sought the help of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for a visa to travel to Canada where their daughter is battling for life.

MEA Jaishankar on Friday expressed shock over the attack and directed ministry officials to help with her family's visa. 

"Deeply shocked to learn of the serious attack on Rachel Albert, an Indian student in Toronto, Canada. Am asking MEA officials to help with her family’s visa. Family members may immediately contact us on +91 9873983884," S Jaishankar said in a tweet.

It is reported that Rachel Albert, a Master’s student at York University, was walking near her campus when a man assaulted, pushed and dragged her. According to the Toronto Police, the attack happened around 10 pm on Wednesday near Leitch Avenue and Assiniboine Road. She received wounds to her body and was immediately rushed to a hospital in threatening condition.

Toronto Police is now looking for an Asian male suspect who fled on foot 5'11", wearing a slim, black jacket, pants & hoodie at the time of the attack. 

"STABBING: Assiniboine Rd & Evelyn Wiggins Dr - reports of a woman stabbed - officers o/s - have located a female victim w/ serious stab wound

- male suspect fled on foot - described as male, Asian, 5'11", slim, black jacket, pants & hoodie w/backpack - will update#GO152999
al" Toronto Police Operations said in a tweet.

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