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Indian student assaulted in Poland survives, is in ICU

The person who first tweeted about the attack said it had been 'racist'. Indian foreign minister (pictured) has sought a report on the matter. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 31, 2017, 05.56 PM (IST)

The Indian student assaulted in Poland has survived the attack, but is in the ICU.

Initial reports had said he had died from his injuries. 

The student had been attacked on a tram in the city of Poznan. 

The Times of India reported that an Amit Agnihotri had tweeted about the attack. Agnihotri is presumably a friend of the victim. 

The Times of India reported him as saying: "When my friend got pushed from the back, he thought, I was doing it for fun. But soon, it turned out to be an attack by stranger. The victim suffered wounds on the head, hand and face and was bleeding heavily," Agnihotri said. 

Agnihotri said the attack had been "racist". 

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"... the person shouted at him (victim) and then start hitting," Agnihotri said, adding, "He has been badly beaten and is in ICU."

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

She later tweeted an update from the Indian high commissioner to Poland Ajay Bisaria, who said: "Prelim enquiry suggests student attacked in Poznan tram on Wed. Thank God, he survived. Getting details." 

(WION)

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