Indian student attacked in London
A student from Hyderabad was critically injured in an attack by
unidentified assailants in London late Friday night, his family
members said here Saturday.
Praveen Reddy, an MBA student at a business school in
London: The Indian MBA
student was stabbed in the neck, chest and abdomen several times
and thrown out of the apartment where he lived in Britain's
Hampshire county, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.
The 26-year-old Praveen Reddy, from Hyderabad, was critically
injured by unidentified assailants in London late Friday night. At
least 11 people have been arrested in connection with the
Son of a real estate dealer, Reddy is currently in Royal London
Hospital in a critical condition, according to Scotland Yard.
A quarrel between two groups of students hailing from Andhra
Pradesh is believed to have led to the attack.
Initial reports said Reddy and his friends had a party in the
apartment till late hours.
Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna earlier spoken to
acting high commissioner in Britain, Rajesh Prasad, asking him to
extend all possible help to the stabbed student.
He also spoke to the victim's father in Hyderabad.
This was the fourth attack on Indians in Britain in the last two
months. The last three incidents proved to be fatal.
In the earlier three incidents involving Indians, one of them
23-year-old Anuj Bidve was shot dead in Greater Manchester in
Salford Dec 26, 2011.
The British police also confirmed Jan 10 the death of 20-year-old
student Gurdeep Hayer in Manchester city centre.
On Jan 11, 2012, Avatar Singh Kolar, 62, and his British wife
Carole Kolar, 58, were murdered in Birmingham.