An Indian student, Shubham Garg, 28, who is pursuing doctorate in Mechanical engineering from University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, was brutally attacked with a knife and allegedly stabbed 11 times on October 6. He is currently hospitalised and is in a critical condition, his family said on Thursday. Terming it a “radical attack”, his Agra-based parents said for the past seven days, they have been trying to get a visa for Australia, but have not 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.
As per the family members, Shubham has multiple wounds on his face, chest and abdomen.A 27-Year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime and has been charged with “one count of attempted murder”.
The victim’s father Ramnivas Garg said Shubham’ s friends in Australia confirmed that neither they nor Shubham knew the assailant. “It appears to be a radical attack. We request the Indian government to help us”. Navneet Chahal, Agra district magistrate said “ A visa application of the victim’s brother is under process. We are coordinating with the MEA. I have also spoken to the embassy officials in Sydney. Visa will be made available soon”.