New Delhi, Feb 12, 2017: Jamaica assured to exercise vigilance for ensuring the safety of Indian nationals in the country post-tragic death of an Indian youth named Rakesh Talreja. He was shot dead in a case of suspected armed robbery in Kingston.
The assurance from Jamaica came after two days when External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj sought information from Indian High Commission. It was regarding a report in which a youth belonging to Mumbai’s Vasai was killed and two other Indians were maimed by four unidentified men in his Kingston home in a case of suspected armed robbery, mentioned PTI.
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“We are grateful to Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness for his condolences on the tragic death of Indian national Rakesh Talreja. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has also promised that special care will be taken to safeguard the lives of Indian nationals in Jamaica.”
“Kamina Johnson Foreign Minister of Jamaica has also conveyed her condolences. Jamaican Government is extending complete cooperation to our High Commission,” Swaraj stated in a series of tweets.
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According to reports, armed robbers entered 25-year-old Talreja’s home, which he shared with two other Indians, in Jamaica’s capital Kingston on Thursday evening.
They snatched cash and cellphones from his roommates at gunpoint, they encroached Talreja’s bedroom and snatched his cellphone. Talreja was shot three times at his back. They also killed his roommates before they fled the house.
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