An Indian student was stabbed multiple times on the face and chest in Australia; he was critically injured

An Indian student was stabbed multiple times on the face and chest in Australia; he was critically injured
An Indian student was stabbed multiple times on the face and chest in Australia; he was critically injured

A 28-year-old Indian student from Agra has been stabbed multiple times in Australia in what appears to be a racial attack.

During his return to his lodging, the incident happened along the Pacific Highway on October 6. He is Shubham Garg, a student at the University of New South Wales pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering.

According to his Agra-based parents, they have attempted to secure an Australian visa for the past week, but have not been successful. On September 1, Shubham graduated from IIT Madras with a Bachelor of Technology and a Master of Science degree.

A man claiming to be the brother of Shubham Garg, 28, attempted to apply for an emergency visa so that members of his family could travel to Sydney to look after him. He tagged PM Modi, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and external affairs minister S Jaishankar in his request. In a tweet posted on Thursday, Kavya Garg wrote: “My brother is going through multiple operations and the doctor has informed me that the infection is spreading in his body. I am requesting urgent help from @narendramodi,” she wrote.

An arrest was made at the scene of the incident and Daniel Norwood was taken to Chatswood Police Station. In Hornsby Local Court, Norwood was denied bail. A court appearance is scheduled for December 14 and he will remain in custody until that time.

In addition to demanding cash and Garg’s phone, Norwood allegedly threatened him. Local media reports claim that the assailant stabbed him several times in the abdomen before fleeing, according to The Australia Today.