Second Indian Student Dies in Ukraine Within 24 Hours

Story Highlights
  • Chandan Jindal, student at Vinnytsia National Pyrogov, Memorial Medical University, died.
  • The student was ailing since long and suffered a ischemic stroke.
  • The student hailed from Barnala, Punjab, India.

Ukraine: Another Indian student was killed in Ukraine after the Russians escalated the attack after seven days. The second death comes 24 hours after the first Indian death was reported.

The deceased is identified as Chandan Jindal, a 22-year-old hailed from Punjab’s Barnala and was pursuing medicine at Vinnytsia National Pyrogov, Memorial Medical University, Ukraine. 

According to sources, the student suffered an Ischemic stroke and was admitted to Vinnytsia. After reports of his death reached the family, the father has urged the Indian Govt to make arrangements to bring home Chandan’s body.

Further details on Chandan’s death are yet awaited. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Naveen who died on Tuesday amidst shelling near the Governor house are also requested by the family to be deported as early as possible.

Russian ambassador-designate Deni Alipov on Wednesday said that Russia would investigate the death of the fourth-year medical student, Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar.

Following the incident, India asked the envoys of both Russia and Ukraine to ensure “urgent safe passage” to Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and other conflict zones.

“I want to express our sympathy to the family of Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar and to the entire Indian nation over the tragedy,” Alipov said at a media briefing. “Russia will do everything it possibly can to ensure the safety of Indian citizens in the areas of intense conflict…and a proper investigation of this unfortunate incident,” he added.

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