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Stabbed Indian student 'stable'

The Indian student working as a taxi driver is said to be "stable" and has been taken off the critical care list, says an official.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2008 10:37 IST

The Indian student working as a taxi driver, who was brutally stabbed and left bleeding on the roadside in Melbourne, is said to be "stable" and has been taken off the critical care list, a hospital official said on Wednesday.

"His condition is stable and he has been taken off the critical care list," said Rod Jackson Smith, media manager for Royal Melbourne Hospital where the 23-year-old Indian was admitted in a critical condition on Tuesday.

The Indian, who was lying injured on the roadside for over two hours, was found at 6 AM local time disoriented and with hypothermia near a hotel in Clifton Hill, several hundred metres from his smashed car and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The victim, whose name has not been released, had stab wounds in the upper body and the homicide squad has been notified, police had said yesterday.

The Indian had just started doing night shifts driving cabs.

Last night, police released video images of the attack and arrested one 45-year-old Parish Charles.