Indian student stabbed in UK remains critical

Indian student Praveen Reddy, who was stabbed in the London borough of Newham Friday night, continues to fight for his life.

Zeenews Bureau

London: An Indian student, Praveen Reddy, enrolled for an MBA in UK, who was stabbed in the London borough of Newham Friday night, continues to fight for his life at Newham General Hospital.

Meanwhile, the UK government has issued visas to the victim’s family to travel to London.

The development came after External Affairs Minister SM Krishna yesterday spoke to Andhra Pradesh-based businessman Sudhakar Reddy, father of the stabbed student and assured him of all possible help.

Official sources said that High Commission officials in the UK were coordinating with the doctors treating Praveen.

The Scotland Yard have arrested eleven people in connection with the stabbing incident.

"Police called at 08.23 on Friday, 10 February to Newham General Hospital after a man in his 20s was admitted suffering from stab wounds. He is currently in hospital in a critical condition," Scotland Yard said in a statement.

“Four of the arrested are in custody. The other seven have been bailed until future dates. Detectives from Newham Borough are investigating," it added.

This is the fourth attack on Indians in the last two months. Earlier three incidents were fatal.

In the earlier incidents, 23-year-old Anuj Bidve was shot dead in Greater Manchester in Salford on December 26. The UK Police also confirmed on January 10, the death of 20-year-old student Gurdeep Hayer in Manchester city centre. This was followed by the murder of Avatar Singh Kolar, 62, and his British wife Carole Kolar, 58, in Birmingham on January 11.

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