Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: An Indian student who was beaten in Poland's Pozan city on wednesday has survived from the attack and admitted to the ICU. A netizen named Amit Agnihotri had tweeted about the incident and claimed that the student had succumbed to his injuries. Based on this tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had sought a report on the issue from the Indian Ambassador in Poland, Ajay Bisaria.
Swaraj then spoke to Bisaria regarding the assault on the student whose name was not disclosed.
However, it was later clarified by Agnihotri that he has survived the attack and is in ICU for treatment of his injuries. Both Swaraj and Bisaria later confirmed the same.
Responding to a tweet Sushma said, "There was an incident of beating. Fortunately, he has survived. We are inquiring into all aspects of the incident."
There was an incident of beating. Fortunately, he has survived. We are inquiring into all aspects of the incident. https://t.co/uO9hJ171aB— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 31, 2017
Agnihotri, while speaking to, described the incident as a 'racist issue' similar to USA. " the person shouted at him (victim) and then start hitting," Agnihotri said, adding, "He has been badly beaten and is in ICU."
"When my friend got pushed from the back, he thought, I was doing it for fun. But soon, it turned out to be an attack by stranger. The victim suffered wounds on the head, hand and face and was bleeding heavily," Agnihotri said.
"On Wednesday, an Indian student was beaten by unidentified persons, are still at large. The boy had a cut on his head, because he fell after being hit on the edge stall," a report published in Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, said.
Despite medics and passersby alerting police about the incident, the boy couldn't get immediate attention as cops failed to understand the word "beaten", the report said.
Last month, an Indian based Engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in United States' Kansas City.