Death of Indian student in Russia: Govt seeks thorough probe | Tech Reddy


NEW DELHI: India has sought a thorough investigation and filing of a criminal case by the Russian authorities in the death of an Indian student in the city of Kazan following an attack on him by a group of local rioters.

The Indian Embassy in Moscow has conveyed to the Russian Foreign Ministry that the death of Yasir Javed, a native of Srinagar, should be investigated to punish the culprits.

Javed was attacked by unknown miscreants in the city of Kazan on March 3 and died on Tuesday in a hospital there after being in a coma for several days.

“The Embassy has sought an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of an innocent person and the filing of a criminal case,” said External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup.

He said a team of officials from the Indian embassy in Moscow had gone to Kazan where they met investigators and police officers. The team is currently in Kazan and has been trying to speed up the documentation process to send Yasir’s mortal remains to India as soon as possible.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said yesterday that the Indian mission would take up the case with the Russian authorities.

Yasir had gone to Russia on February 26 to attend a local trade show in Kazan.

Swarup said his mortal remains are likely to reach India tomorrow.


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