Five Russians to face trial for killing an Indian

Five young residents of St Petersburg will stand trial for killing an Indian student in 2006 in a hate crime.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 17:27 PM IST

Moscow: Five young residents of St Petersburg
will stand trial for killing an Indian student in 2006 in a
hate crime, the investigation committee has said adding the
case has been forwarded to court.

Singh Kumar, a 27-year old student of the Mechnikov
Academy in St Petersburg, was lethally wounded on September
24, 2006 in the centre of the city on his way to the
dormitory.

Eye witnesses said the student was attacked by several
young people who stabbed him four times. Kumar died on the way
to hospital.

Investigators said seven people attacked the Indian
student. One of them has died and another is wanted. The
remaining five have been charged with committing a hate crime
and can face up to 20 years in prison.

One of the accused has been also charged with public
extremist calls contained in his musical compositions and can
get up to five years in jail for that.

PTI