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Chirag Antil, 24-year-old Indian student, shot dead in car in Canada's Vancouver

The Canadian Police said that the deceased student was identified as 24-year-old Chirag Antil. He was found dead inside a vehicle in the area after neighbours reported hearing gunshots.

Written By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Vancouver Updated on: April 14, 2024 16:02 IST
Chirag Antil shot dead
Image Source : GOFUNDME Chirag Antil

Vancouver: Amid a series of students killed in foreign, another student from India was shot dead in Canada's South Vancouver, police said on Saturday. According to the statement released by the police, the deceased student was identified as 24-year-old Chirag Antil. He was found dead inside a vehicle in the area after neighbours reported hearing gunshots on April 12, Friday. As of now, it said no arrests have been made but added an investigation was underway.

"Officers were called to East 55th Avenue and Main Street around 11 p.m. on April 12 after residents heard the sound of gunshots. Chirag Antil, 24, was found deceased inside a vehicle in the area.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing," as per the statement.

Motive unknown: Canadian Police

In a reply to the deceased brother, Romit Antil, the police said that the motive of the attack was not known to them but assured a thorough investigation into the case. It informed the ill-fated brother that the autopsy of Chirag would be conducted later this week. India TV has contacted Romit via mail but it went unresponsive. 

Meanwhile, Varun Choudhary, National President of NSUI, a student wing of the Indian National Congress, took to X and urged the Ministry of External Affairs and its minister Dr S Jaishankar to extend all possible assistance to the family of the deceased student.

The Indian Embassy in Vancouver, in a social media post, confirmed the killing of the Indian student and said they were in contact with the local authorities to ascertain the reason of the killing.

It is worth mentioning the latest report of killing came in a series of deaths and attacks on Indian students in the United States. In 2024 alone, at least eleven students were killed and several others faced severe attacks. Although the Indian government, on multiple occasions, asserted they were raising concerns with their counterparts, the killing spree has not stopped yet.

Also Read: In 2024, at least 11 Indian students either killed or died mysteriously in US I Here's a complete list

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