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Indian student stabbed in Russia

Anjani Kumar has been hospitalised and his life is reportedly out of danger.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 19:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

In a suspected racial attack, an Indian medical student was stabbed in President Vladimir Putin's hometown St Petersburg.

The fifth-year student Anjani Kumar, 23, of local Mechnikoff Medical Academy was returning to his hostel on Wednesday night when he was attacked by a group of "unknown" youths who stabbed him in the neck, local agencies quoted police officials as saying.

The Indian student has been hospitalised and his life is reportedly out of danger, they said.

The police have launched a search for the attackers.

Last night's incident comes in the wake of a string of racial attacks by Russian skinheads in different parts of the country to mark Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler's birthday on Thursday.

Although there is a visible presence of police in public places frequented by non-whites, many Asian and African expatriates and students have decided to stay at home on Thursday.

First Published: Apr 20, 2006 11:53 IST