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AP govt sponsors victim’s kin trip

Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday decided to sponsor the journey of the parents of Mir Kazim Ali Khan, the Hyderabad student who was injured in a racist attack last week, to Australia.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2009 23:58 IST
Ashok Das

Mir Kazim Ali Khan, now recuperating at Melbourne after a racist attack, would be soon united with his family.

Following Khan’s plea, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to sponsor his mother and brother’s air tickets and stay during their forthcoming visit to Australia.

Family sources said that Khan’s mother and brother would fly to Australia next week.

They have secured a passport under the tatkal scheme with the state officials’ help.

Khan, the son of retired police inspector from Hyderabad, is currently pursuing a two- year hotel management course in Melbourne.

Last week, he was attacked while he was returning to his flat after a haircut.

The Andhra government has also announced that Khan would be provided medical help in Hyderabad, in case he wants to returns for treatment.

Meanwhile, in an interview to a local channel Khan said he was not planning to return back to Hyderabad.

“Though the incident has shaken me, I can not allow all my investments in terms of money and time to go waste,” he said.

He plans to complete his course in six month and then return to India.