Medical student stabbed to death in Ukraine was from Ghaziabad

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2016 17:24 IST
Ghaziabad’s Ankur Singh, a fourth-year student of Uzhgorod Medical College, was stabbed to death in Ukraine on Sunday. (Representative image)

The two Indian medical students stabbed to death in Ukraine were from Ghaziabad and Muzaffarnagar.

On Sunday, three Indians studying in a Medical College in Ukraine were stabbed on Sunday night by three Ukrainians , authorities here said on Monday. The third student is from Agra and is recuperating in hospital.

Tweeting about the incident, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “I am sorry two Indian students Pranav Shandilya Muzaffarnagar and Ankur Singh (Ghaziabad) were stabbed to death in Ukraine on 10.4.2016.”

The attackers, Ukrainian nationals, have been apprehended.

External affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said, “Three Indian students in Uzhgorod Medical College in Ukraine were stabbed by three Ukrainian nationals at around 3 a.m. of Sunday.”

He said Ankur Singh from Ghaziabad and Pranav Shandilya from Muzaffarnagar were stabbed fatally.

“Indrajeet Singh Chauhan, a resident of Agra and a third year student, was also stabbed but is recuperating in hospital,” Swarup said.

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

Passports and other documents of the three Indian students and a blood-stained knife were reportedly recovered from the killers.

“The embassy has spoken to the families of the deceased,” he stated.

“All necessary actions are being taken to complete the formalities for sending the bodies to India. The embassy is taking up the matter related to the safety of Indian students strongly with the foreign office of Ukraine.”

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