Indian student attacked in Poland, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

01 Apr 2017 | By Abheet Sethi

An Indian student was allegedly attacked in a tram by an unidentified man in Ponzan, Poland.

The incident came to light when Indian netizen Amit Agnihotri tagged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to a Polish media report saying an Indian student was beaten to death.

Swaraj asked Indian Ambassador in Poland, Ajay Bisaria for a report.

Bisaria confirmed the student was attacked, but survived.

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01 Apr 2017Indian student attacked in Poland, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

What we knowVictim hospitalized, wants to remain anonymous fearing revenge attacks

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

Following the attack, the victim called up his friend who along with locals took him to hospital.

The victim wishes to conceal his identity in fear of revenge attacks.

Ambassador Bisaria said the victim has thanked authorities for providing him with care.

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Indian netizen says attack was racist, allegations remain unconfirmed

"Racist issue similar to USA," said Agnihotri referring to the shooting death of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas last month. Agnihotri said "the person [attacker] shouted at him [student] and then start hitting." However, authorities haven't disclosed details regarding the motive of the attack.
Attack on Indian student in Poland exaggerated

03 Apr 2017Attack on Indian student in Poland exaggerated

Ajay Bisaria, India's ambassador to Poland clarified that the Indian student who was attacked in Poland only sustained minor injuries and was not admitted to the ICU as media reports suggested.

He said the student was given basic first aid and then discharged from hospital.

Media reports based on communication with the victim's friends exaggerated the incident claiming he was beaten up.