Assaulted by goons, Indian medical student dies in Russia

New Delhi (PTI): An Indian medical student, who was in a coma at a trauma centre after being attacked by local goons in Russian city of Kazan, has died, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

“I am pained to inform that Yasir – an Indian medical student from Srinagar has succumbed to his injuries in Russia,” Swaraj tweeted.

Yasir was admitted to a trauma centre in Kazan the capital city of Russian province of Tatarstan. Yesterday, Swaraj had directed Indian Ambassador in Russia Pankaj Saran to extend all possible help to Yasir after receiving an SOS through a tweet that the student was in a hospital in coma after being attacked by local goons, who also took away his money and documents.

She had yesterday said the Indian mission will take up the case with with Russian authorities. “I have got complete report on Yasir. An Indian Doctor is treating him in Kazan Trauma Centre in Russia. Our Embassy officials will go and see Yasir in hospital tomorrow. We will bear all expenses on his treatment,” she had said in a tweet yesterday.

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