Indian student attacked in Russia dies

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) An Indian medical student, who was in a state of coma after being attacked by unidentified miscreants in a Russian city, has died, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

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

In a series of tweets late Tuesday, she said an Indian doctor was treating Yasir at a trauma centre.

She said this after an an SOS was tweeted that Yasir, a medical student in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, was attacked by “local goons”.

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

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

Stating that she was pained to hear about this, she said she would take up this issue with Russian authorities.

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