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TV only source of news for this Karnal family

india Updated: May 29, 2009 23:48 IST
Vishal Joshi

Krishna, the worried mother of Baljinder (26), who was attacked by certain teenagers in Melbourne on May 27, remain busy in praying for the health of her son back in their residence in Karnal.

The entire family is worried about their eldest son of their three children, who had gone to Australia to study Hotel Management but fell prey to rouge.

Talking to Hindustan Times at their Sector 8 residence, the family claimed that they were not contacted by Indian High Commission in Australia and or any other Indian or Australian agency about the attack but depending upon the Indian channels.

Baljinder was stabbed when two men carrying weapons approached him with the intention of robbing in Melbourne. The attackers demanded money and as he was searching through his bag to hand over his wallet, he was reportedly stabbed in the abdomen.

“I remain glued to the TV to get updates of Baljinder’s health. Though I had talked to him last night but I am really concerned about his safety in the foreign land,” she told HT.

The family is frequented by neighbourers and well-wishers to know the health and safety of their son. Hurt over injury of their son, the family demands a strict action against the culprits for the heck of safety for the India diaspora.

“Baljinder told me that he is in the hospital and feeling fine. But we are worried about him and other Indian, studying or trying to settle there.

He has several good friends in Australia who are attending to him and this is the sole relief to us,” says the sobbing mother.

“Baljinder remain good is studies and keen to pursue his career in hotel management after he landed their two and a half years ago. It is very unfortunate that Indian students were repeatedly attacked in Australia,” says Dr Mewa Singh, Baljinder’s father who is a veterinary doctor and posted in Karnal district.