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Sushma Swaraj promises help to kin in bringing body of Indian from New Zealand

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised help to an aggrieved family in Haryana in bringing the body of their son back to India, who was stabbed to death in New Zealand. Hardeep Singh Deol,

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 29, 2016 14:10 IST ]
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised help to an aggrieved family in Haryana in bringing the body of their son back to India, who was stabbed to death in New Zealand.

Hardeep Singh Deol, a 24-year-old from Rania in Sirsa district, was stabbed to death by a drunk girl in a Christchurch park in New Zealand on Christmas evening.

"Deol family - Rania (Sirsa): I hv (have) seen news report and given instructions to our High Commissioner in New Zealand," Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

"Please give me your number. I will spk (speak) to you on phone. You need not come to Delhi. My heartfelt condolences," the minister said.

The family had contacted the Indian High Commission in New Zealand as well as tweeted to the External Affairs Minister, pleading for the government help.

According to the family, Deol was on work visa in Christchurch after completing a course in hotel management from that country.

According to the information received by the family, the girl was arrested and charged with murder.

IANS inputs

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