Kyiv: An Indian student has been shot dead in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Unification Minister VK Singh told ANI on Thursday. According to the minister, the student was wounded in a shootout while trying to escape from Kyiv. He reportedly returned to the city and was hospitalized. The student was wounded in the firing and was taken back midway, the minister said. Reports said his injuries are not so serious.
On Tuesday, an Indian student was killed in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, when he was standing in a queue outside a grocery store. 21-year-old Naveen Shekharappa of Karnataka had stepped out to stock up on food before taking the train out of the city. According to the minister, the center is working to ensure that as many students as possible can leave Ukraine with minimal losses. The minister said about 1,700 students were waiting to be evacuated from Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia on Thursday.