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Indian student from Agra in critical condition after being stabbed 11 times on face and chest in Sydney, family seeks help

In a tragic incident, A student of Agra, studying in Sydney, Australia, has been stabbed 11 times with a knife, due to which he is admitted to the hospital. At the same time, the family has appealed to the Government of India to get a visa soon to go to Australia.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Sydney: In a tragic incident, A research student from Agra has been a victim of racial violence in the Australian city of Sydney. The attacker has stabbed the research student more than 11 times with a knife. Due to which the condition of the student is critical. The incident took place on October 6 along the Pacific Highway while he was returning to where he was staying. The victim is identified as Shubham Garg and is pursuing PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of New South Wales.

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Terming it as “racial” attack, his Agra-based parents said for the past seven days, they’ve been trying to get a visa for Australia, but haven’t been able to secure it. Shubham completed his Bachelor of Technology and Master of Science degree from IIT Madras and went to Australia on September 1.

Ram Niwas Garg, a resident of Painthgali of Kirawali, Agra, is a hardware businessman. He told that, his son Shubham Garg (28) is battling for life and death in Sydney. Shubham took his Master of Science degree from IIT Chennai. After this, on September 1, 2022, he has gone to Australia’s capital Sydney to do research. Shubham has been selected for PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UNSW College, Sydney. Studying living in Sydney.

Tagging PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and external affairs minister S Jaishankar, Kavya Garg who claimed to be the brother of the 28-year-old student Shubham Garg sought an emergency visa for family members to fly to Sydney to look after Shubham. “My brother is going through multiple operations and doctor said that infection is spreading in body. Requesting @narendramodi for urgent help on this matter,” Kavya Garg tweeted on Thursday.

The parents are anxious to meet their son, but the visa problem continues to haunt them. Shubham’s family members told that they have been waiting for visa to come for about a week. Visa process is still going on. At the same time, Shubham’s friends told that the attacker did not know Shubham. They suspect that this attack has been done due to racial discrimination.

A 27-year-old man Daniel Norwood was arrested at the scene and was taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with one count of attempted murder. Norwood was refused bail when he appeared in Hornsby Local Court. He will remain in custody till the next court appearance on December 14, according to sources.

However, local Australian media reported that Norwood had stopped Shubham Garg near Gatacre Avenue. He had threatened Garg with cash and his mobile phone. When Shubham opposed this, the attacker attacked him several times and fled from the spot.

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