MEA:Indian Students Stabbed To Death In Ukraine, One Injured
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Two Indian students identified as Pranav Shaindilya from Muzaffarnagar and Ankur Singh from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradeshwere on Sunday. Indrajeet Singh Chauhan, hailing from Agra, was also stabbed and was recuperating in a hospital. Three Indian students in Uzhgorod Medical College (Ukraine) were stabbed by three Ukrainian nationals at around 3 AM in the morning of Sunday, April 10.
Shaindilya was a third year student while Singh was a fourth year student at the college. According to the MEA Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, “The police apprehended the Ukrainian nationals who were trying to cross the Ukrainian border. Passports/documents of the three Indian students and blood-stained knife were reportedly recovered from the Ukrainian nationals,”. He said Indian Embassy in Kiev was informed of the incident around 11 AM on sunday and it has been trying to ascertain the facts from the police, the University authorities and other local contacts. The Embassy has spoken to the families of the two deceased students. "All necessary actions are being taken to complete the formalities for sending the two bodies to India. The Embassy is also taking up the matter related to safety of Indian students strongly with the Foreign Office of Ukraine,” said Swarup.