New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawarj on Saturday reached out to the family of an Indian youth Rakesh Talreja, who was shot dead by robbers at his residence in Jamaica earlier this week.
“Talreja family – I am sorry to know about this tragedy. My heartfelt condolences,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
“Indian High Commission in Jamaica will follow up this case with the police and help you in all possible manner,” she said.
According to reports, four armed robbers broke into his house on Thursday evening in Kingston and robbed him and two other housemates on gunpoint, before shooting Talreja in the back three times.
They also shot at his housemates who are now undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Rakesh Talreja, 25, hailing from Vasai in Maharashtra had moved to Jamaica two-and-half years back to work with Caribbean Jewellers in Kingston.
Swaraj has also directed the High Commission to, “ensure best possible treatment to the injured Indian nationals and coordinate with the affected families”.