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India to take up with Aussie govt burning of Indian-origin bus driver

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India will take up at the highest level of Australian government the immolation of an Indian-origin bus driver in Brisbane.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2016 21:54 IST
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India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.(Reuters Photo)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said India will take up at the highest level of Australian government the immolation of an Indian-origin bus driver in Brisbane.

“We will take this up at the highest level in the Australian Government. Our heartfelt condolences. @officeofssbadal @HarsimratBadal_,” Swaraj said on Twitter.

In a horrific incident, a 29-year-old Indian-origin bus driver was on Friday burned to death when a man hurled an incendiary device at him in front of several shocked passengers in Brisbane city.

Manmeet Alisher, a well-known singer in the Punjabi community, was driving a Brisbane City Council bus when he was targeted by the man who threw an “incendiary device” at him which sparked a fire.

Alisher died on the spot while several passengers on board the bus at the time managed to escape through the rear door.