MEA Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that while there was an incident of an Indian national been beaten in the foreign country, but fortunately he has survived.
Following reports suggesting that an Indian student has been beaten to death in Poland’s Poznan city, External Affarirs Minister Sushma Swaraj, strongly reacting to the incident has spoken to the Indian Ambassador in Poland and sought report of the incident. Commenting on the incident over a tweet, the External Affairs Minister said, “I have just spoken to the Indian Ambassador in Poland and asked for a report.” However later Swaraj has confirmed that while there was an incident of an Indian national been beaten in the foreign country, but fortunately he has survived. She tweeted, “There was an incident of beating. Fortunately, he has survived. We are inquiring into all aspects of the incident.”
The incident comes days after the killing of an Indian in an alleged hate crime in the Kansas City suburbs. Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white man who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on Wednesday night. Purinton reportedly got into an argument with the victims and hurled racial slurs. He yelled “get out of my country”, “terrorist” before shooting them. Kuchibhotla of Hyderabad and his colleague Madasani from Warangal district in Telangana were working as aviation programme managers at Garmin, an MNC.
The External Affairs Minister had been personally involved in a number of instances, taking strong initiatives to ensure the safety of Indian nationals living abroad. Today, Swaraj has confirmed that the two Indian petroleum engineers who were abducted in South Sudan had been released.
Over a series of tweets, Swaraj mentioned, “I am happy to inform about the release of two Indian nationals Midhun and Edward who were abducted in South Sudan. They have reached the Indian embassy in Khartoum. I appreciate the efforts of Indian Ambassador in South Sudan Srikumar Menon for the release of Indian nationals.”
(With inputs from agencies)