Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales stabbed multiple times

The Indian government on Friday said that the "unfortunate" attack on a 28-year-old Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales should be taken seriously.
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi demanded strict action for the attack on an Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales.
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi demanded strict action for the attack on an Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales.IANS

India on Friday said that the "unfortunate" attack on a 28-year-old Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales should be taken seriously and swift action must be taken against the perpetrators.

"The Indian national is in hospital, his treatment is on... Our High Commission in Canberra and Consulate in Sydney is in close touch with the local authorities, and family here. Our officials have met him in the hospital. We expect that the issue must be taken seriously and action must be taken against the perpetrators," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said in his weekly briefing.

Shubham Garg, 28, an Indian Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales, was stabbed multiple times in his face, chest, and abdomen when he was walking along the Pacific Highway while returning to his place of residence.

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A 27-year-old man Daniel Norwood was arrested at the scene and was taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with one count of attempted 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, The Australia Today reported.

Norwood allegedly threatened Garg while demanding cash and his phone. He refused and was allegedly stabbed several times in the abdomen before the assailant fled, The Australia Today quoted local media reports as saying

While Garg's family called the attack against his son an act of "racism", Bagchi said: "At the moment our main focus is that he should be out of danger and the perpetrators must be brought to book.

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"We have asked the Australian HC to expedite the visa process so that family members can urgently go."

The attack comes close on the heels of another Indian, Varun Manish Chheda, a student at Purdue University in the US, who was stabbed to death by his roommate earlier this month. (KB/IANS)

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