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Indian medical student killed in Saint Petersburg

The medical student was attacked on the street near the city's medical academy on Sunday evening.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 11:29 IST

An Indian medical student has died of wounds inflicted in a knife attack in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, a police official said on Monday.

The student was attacked on the street near the city's medical academy on Sunday evening, said the official, Sergei Sinitsyn.

"He suffered knife wounds and died in hospital. According to our preliminary information he wasn't able to say what had happened to him. The circumstances are being investigated," Sinitsyn said.

Saint Petersburg has a large foreign student population and has seen regular attacks on foreigners in 2005, amid concerns about a rising tide of extreme nationalism in the city.

First Published: Sep 25, 2006 11:29 IST