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Indian student survives brutal attack in Poland, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

Indian ambassador in Poland says the student survived, was beaten on Poznan tram.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2017 01:29 IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi
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Sushma Swaraj’s comment came in response to a tweet by a netizen who approached her with a news item in Polish media.(PTI File Photo)

An Indian student, who was allegedly brutally assaulted in Poland and was reported to have died, has survived the attack, according to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Swaraj spoke to the Indian ambassador to Poland Ajay Bisaria on Friday regarding the assault on an Indian student in Poznan city whose name was not disclosed.

She asked Indian ambassador in Poland Ajay Bisaria for a report after an Indian, Amit Agnihotri, tagged her and the ministry to a media report that said an Indian student was “beaten to death” in Poznan city of Poland.

“There was an incident of beating. Fortunately, he has survived. We are inquiring into all aspects of the incident,” she tweeted.

Bisaria had earlier tweeted, “Prelim enquiry suggests student attacked in Poznan tram on Wed. Thank God, he survived. Getting details.”

Agnihotri later posted: “Racist issue similar to USA, the person shouted at him and then start hitting.”

First Published: Mar 31, 2017 22:31 IST