Second Indian dies in war-ravaged Ukraine in last two days

People take shelter in basement as Russia continues shelling in Ukraine. [Photo: Twitter/Berkhaiz Bhat]

An Indian student from Barnala in Punjab has died in Ukraine where a war is raging following the invasion of the Russian military, officials sources said on Wednesday.

The student has been identified as Chandan Jindal, 22, a student of Vinnytsia National Pyrogov, Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia Ukraine.

Jindal was admitted in Emergency Hospital Vinnytsia (Kyivska street 68) after suffering an Ischemic stroke. He breathed his last earlier in the day, reports said quoting officials.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased has written to the Government of India to make arrangements for bringing back his body.

Earlier on Tuesday, Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar, a native of Chalageri in Haveri district of Karnataka, was killed in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had confirmed the death in a tweet and said it was in touch with the family of the student.

“With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning,” it said. The ministry said it is in touch with the family of the student. “We convey our deepest condolences to the family,” it said.

Pertinently, families of several Jammu-based students who are stuck in the  Kharkiv staged a protest on Wednesday and made a passionate appeal to the GoI for the early evacuation.

They also asked the people of India to offer special prayers for the safe return of the trapped students.

The protest was staged outside the Press Club Jammu. Carrying placards that read “save our children”, the worried parents claimed that no help was extended by the Indian Embassy to the students who are facing ‘extremely difficult’ situations.


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