Indian student injured in firing while trying to leave Ukraine

Moscow/New Delhi, March 4 : An Indian student from Delhi’s Chhattarpur was wounded in a firing attack on his cab while travelling towards Lviv on Ukraine’s western border, and is now hospitalised in Kyiv. The Indian student Harjot Singh was injured in the firing attack on February 27 while he was on his way, along with two other Indian students, in a cab proceeding to Lviv. According to his accounts from the hospital bed to various media, the car he was in came under intense firing on February 27 from buildings around, and he received bullet injuries on his left knee, right thigh, and one bullet went through his arm and entered his chest. He was taken by ambulance to Kyiv, near the Indian Embassy. He is seeking help from the Indian authorities. The Indian government is yet to confirm the news. Meanwhile, the Russian Human Rights Commissioner has highlighted the incident and said it is now necessary to work on a mechanism for ensuring the safety of humanitarian corridors to bring out people from Ukraine. Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova told reporters: “It has just been reported that a foreign citizen, an Indian student, who wanted to leave the territory of Ukraine using a humanitarian corridor, was wounded. “This shows once again that it is necessary to work on a mechanism for ensuring the safe functioning of humanitarian corridors,” Moskalkova said. The main thing now is the agreement on ensuring the safety of humanitarian corridors on all sides, she said. Because corridors were organized in advance, but people told human rights commissioners that safety was not ensured there and that people were attacked and their property was taken The news of Harjot’s injury comes three days after Indian national Naveen Gyandagoudar, a 21-year-old student from Karnataka, was killed in shelling on February 1 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. RN

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