Indian student goes missing in Sydney

A 20-year-old Indian student, who arrived in Australia just months back with his family, has gone missing in Sydney, prompting a hunt by the police.

Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 13:54 PM IST

Melbourne: A 20-year-old Indian student,
who arrived in Australia just months back with his family, has
gone missing in Sydney, prompting a hunt by the police.

Abhijeet Swami, the young engineering student left his
Sydney home on Friday on a bicycle but did not return, police
said.

Swami came to Australia with his family some months
back and was staying with them in a northwest suburb.

The Sydney Police issued an appeal seeking information
about the boy after they recovered his bicycle and found no
trace of him.

He was last seen after 10.00 am on Friday when he left
his Seven Hills home on a bicycle, police said.

His family raised an alarm the next day when he did
not return home as expected, the Sydney Morning Herald said.

The police which launched an investigation found the
engineering student`s bike at the Blacktown railway station
yesterday.

Police said there were concerns about his welfare as
he has been in Australia only for a few months and it is
believed he does not know many people other than his immediate
family.

In a separate incident, an Indian student died while
another was seriously injured when their car met with an
accident in Melbourne.

The car in which the two were travelling crashed on
the early morning of September 30, killing one of them --
identified as Gursharan Singh Sikhon.

Sikhon, who was returning home, was in the passenger
seat of the car when it met with an accident.

His body is now being sent back to India to his family
for the last rites, sources said.

The other student is reported to be in critical but
stable condition.

PTI