Indian student attacked in Russia is being treated: Sushma Swaraj

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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed yesterday of the whereabouts of the Indian medical student who was attacked by unknown assailants in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. She said that a doctor is attending to him.

“I have got the complete report on Yasir. An Indian doctor is treating him in Kazan Trauma Centre in Russia,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Tuesday.

Her response came after an SOS was tweeted that Yasir, a medical student in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, was attacked by “local goons”.

According to the tweet, Yasir, who hails from Srinagar, was in a state of coma after the attack and had lost all his money and documents.

Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India who assumed office on 26 May 2014. A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj is the second woman to be India’s Minister of External Affairs, after Indira Gandhi.

Sushma Swaraj said that she has also spoken to the Indian Ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran.

“He (Saran) will contact the trauma centre,” she said, adding that Indian officials would visit the victim on Wednesday.

Stating that she was pained to hear about this, Sushma Swaraj said that the issue would taken up with the Russian authorities. (IANS)