Five Russians to face trial for killing an Indian
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Last Updated: Friday, July 02, 2010, 17:27
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.


First Published: Friday, July 02, 2010, 17:27

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