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23 July 2017 12:42 PM

Indian student beaten up in Poland

By IANS

Warsaw/New Delhi, April 1: An Indian student was beaten up on a tram in Poland in an apparent racist attack. The Indian government said it is enquiring into all aspects of the incident.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Indian ambassador in Poland Ajay Bisaria for a report after an Indian, Amit Agnihotri, tagged her and the ministry to a media report that said an Indian student was "beaten to death" in Poznan city of Poland.

Sushma Swaraj tweeted: "There was an incident of beating. Fortunately, he has survived. We are inquiring into all aspects of the incident."

Earlier, she tweeted: "I have just spoken to the Indian Ambassador in Poland and asked for a report. @IndiaPoland"

The Indian envoy replied: "Prelim enquiry suggests student attacked in Poznan tram on Wednesday. Thank God, he survived. Getting details."

Agnihotri then posted: "Racist issue similar to USA, the person shouted at him and then start hitting."

Update: 01 April, 2017

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