India on Friday said the “unfortunate” attack on a 28-year-old student from Agra on October 6 should be taken seriously and swift action should be taken against the culprits.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in his weekly briefing, “The Indian national is in hospital, he is undergoing treatment. Our High Commission in Canberra and the Consulate in Sydney are in close contact with local authorities and family here.
Our officials We have met them in the hospital. Our expectation is that this issue should be taken seriously and action should be taken against the culprits.”
28-year-old Shubham Garg, who is pursuing his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of New South Wales, was stabbed multiple times in the face, chest and abdomen when he was returning to his residence.
Daniel Norwood, a 27-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with one count of attempt to murder.
Norwood was refused bail when he appeared in Hornsby Local Court. He will remain in custody with the next court appearance on December 14, reports The Australia Today.
The Australia Today quoted local media reports as saying that Norwood allegedly threatened Garg, demanding money and a phone call. When he refused, the assailant allegedly stabbed him several times in the stomach.
While Garg’s Family Termed the Attack Against Their Son As ‘Racism’.
“We have asked the Australian High Court to expedite the visa process so that family members can leave immediately.”
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