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Two Indian students stabbed to death in Ukraine

Another student injured in the incident. MEA monitoring situation with Embassy officials in Kiev

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Apr 11 2016 2:38PM | Updated Date: Apr 11 2016 2:45PM

Two Indian students stabbed to death in Ukraine

Three Indian students were stabbed at Uzhgorod Medical College in Ukraine by the locals. Two students have died while one student was critically injured. 


Two of the students named Pranav Shaindilya and Ankur Singh have died on the spot while one - Indrajeet Chauhan - is recuperating in hospital. 


Reacting to the incident, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, has said, "Our Embassy in Kiev is ascertaining the facts from police, university and local contacts."


“Three Indian students in Uzhgorod Medical College in Ukraine were stabbed by three Ukrainian nationals at around 3 AM of Sunday,” external affirs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said. 


He said Pranav Shaindilya, a third year student, and Ankur Singh, a fourth year student, were stabbed fatally. The former belonged to Muzaffarnagar and the latter to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.  “Indrajeet Singh Chauhan, a resident of Agra and a third year student, was also stabbed but is recuperating in hospital,” Swarup said. 


Based on Chauhan's statement, the police apprehended the Ukrainian nationals behind the crime who were trying to cross the Ukrainian border. 


Passports and other documents of the three Indian students and a blood-stained knife were reportedly recovered from the killers. 


“The embassy has spoken to the families of the deceased,” he stated. 


“All necessary actions are being taken to complete the formalities for sending the bodies to India. The embassy is taking up the matter related to the safety of Indian students strongly with the foreign office of Ukraine.”