Indian student killed in during shelling in Ukraine


Indian student killed in during shelling in Ukraine

Bengaluru, March 1: A student from Haveri in Karnataka has been killed in a bomb blast in Kharkiv in Ukraine on Tuesday morning.

According to students there, Naveen Shekharappa G, a fourth-year student at the Kharkiv National Medical University was living in the bunker below his flat. Naveen had gone out to buy food when the blast occurred in the city centre, said his friends.

“One of his friends received a call from his mobile. At the other end was an Ukranian national who said there has been a blast and he has been to the morgue in an ambulance. The students are now inconsolable,” said a student coordinator at the university.

Naveen was living in a flat in the city centre along with his friends. He is learnt to be from Chalagere village in Haveri district. The news has created panic among Indian students in Kharkiv who have now been asked to remain in the bunkers and not venture out. His friends said they have been seeking help from the embassy on safe evacuation but have not received any response.

"With profound sorrow, we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family," said the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the father of the Indian student and offered his heartfelt condolences to the family following the tragedy.



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