Naveen Shekharappa Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The father of Naveen Shekharappa, the Indian student who was killed in a Russian rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday, has said that his son was a topper who was forced to go abroad as he could not get a medical seat in India 'due to the system'.
On Tuesday, an Indian student was killed by Russian shelling in the war-torn Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar had gone to a nearby store to make a purchase.
His friend later received a call from a local authority informing him that Naveen had died.
The 21-year-old's father, after his son's death, said that "despite scoring 97 per cent in PUC, my son could not secure a medical seat in State. To get a medical seat one has to give crores of rupees, and students are getting the same education abroad spending less money."
Despite scoring 97% in PUC, my son could not secure a medical seat in State. To get a medical seat one has to give crores of rupees&students are getting same education abroad spending less money, says father of Naveen Shekharappa, an Indian student who died in shelling in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/wXqArRW9eq— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2022
Naveen Shekharappa was a native of Karnataka's Haveri district.
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The Indian student, who lost his life in shelling, was pursuing MBBS in Ukraine's Kharkiv National Medical University for the past six years.
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Kharkiv is the second biggest city in Ukraine and under heavy Russian attack.
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(With inputs from agencies)