Two Indian medical students have died and another has been injured after being stabbed in Ukraine on 10 April, said India's External Affairs Ministry. The injured student is recovering in hospital.
The three were students at Uzhgorod Medical College. The Indian Embassy in Kiev is working with local authorities, including the police and the university, to work out the circumstances of the attack. The passports of the students, as well as a blood-stained knife, were recovered from the three Ukrainian attackers.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, said: "The Embassy has spoken to the families of the two deceased students. All necessary actions are being taken to complete the formalities for sending the two bodies to India. The Embassy is also taking up the matter related to safety of Indian students strongly with the Foreign Office of Ukraine."
The two deceased students have been identified as Pranav Shaindilya from Muzaffarnagar and Ankur Singh from Ghaziabad. Indrajeet Singh Chauhan, from Agra, is the injured student. Shaindilya was a fourth year student, while Singh and Chauhan were in their third year.
The External Affairs Ministry said that Chauhan's statement indicated that the attackers had been apprehended by Ukrainian police.
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