Kashmiri Student Attacked By Russian Goons, Dies

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. “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. 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 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. Swaraj late in the evening said Yasir’s death has been taken up with with the Russian authorities. She also asserted that we will take this up to the logical conclusion. The External Affairs minister said she had directed the Indian Embassy in Moscow to send Yasir’s mortal remains to India as soon as possible “I have given instruction to our Embassy in Russia to send mortal remains of Yasir at the earliest,” tweeted Swaraj.

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