Two Indian Students Stabbed To Death In Ukraine

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New Delhi: At least three Indian students studying in Uzhgorod Medical College were stabbed by three Ukrainian nationals on Sunday.

Two students Pranav Shaindilya, hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar city and Ankur Singh from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad city succumbed to their injuries while the third Indrajeet Singh Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh’s Agra city is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

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Based on Chauhan’s statement, the police have apprehended the Ukrainian nationals, who were trying to cross the Ukrainian border.

The police have reportedly also recovered passports and documents of the three Indian students and blood-stained knife from the fleeing students.

Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian embassy in Kiev has been informed about the incident.

“Our Embassy in Kiev was informed of this incident around 1100 hrs on 10 April 2016, and has been trying to ascertain the facts from the police, the University authorities and other local contacts,” Swarup said.

“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,” he added.

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