Indian Student Killed In Shelling In Ukraine's Kharkiv City, Says MEA

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 1, 2022 03:37 PM +05:30 IST
Indian Student Killed In Shelling In Ukraine's Kharkiv City, Says MEAUkraine crisis (Pic Via Twitter)

An Indian student was killed in shelling in Kharkiv city of war-hit Ukraine on Tuesday (1 March) morning, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

'With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning,' it tweeted.

The ministry said it is in touch with the family of the student.

'We convey our deepest condolences to the family,' it said.

The student was a native of Chalageri in Karnataka's Haveri district, a state government official said.

'A student Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar, a native of Chalageri in Haveri district, died in the shelling,' the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority commissioner Dr Manoj Rajan told PTI.

The ministry further added that Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla "is calling in Ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine" to reiterate India's demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones.

"Similar action is also being undertaken by our Ambassadors in Russia and Ukraine," the ministry said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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