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Assault on African student: 2 named POs

punjab Updated: Sep 01, 2012 01:12 IST
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The court of judicial magistrate (first class) Gurkirpal Singh Sekhon on Friday declared Jaskaran Singh Kalsi and Rantaj Singh proclaimed offenders (POs) in the African student assault case.

Burundian national Yannick Nihangaza, a BSc student at a private university near here, was beaten up outside his rented accommodation in Dashmesh Nagar here on the night of April 21, while he and others were celebrating the birthday of another African student.

The police have already arrested seven persons in connection with the assault after registering a case against nine accused.

Station house officer (division No 7) Harinder Singh Gill told Hindustan Times that the police had already issued a lookout notice against Kalsi, who had reportedly fled to Australia on a student visa after the incident.

Yannick has been in coma ever since he was attacked. He is battling for life at a private hospital in Patiala.

Yannick's father Nestor Ntibateganya had written to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in July, demanding justice for his son, following which deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal told the police to get cracking on the case.