Karnataka Chief Minister spoke to the family of the Indian student killed in Ukraine, said- efforts to bring the body

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Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday spoke to the family of an Indian killed in a shelling incident in war-torn Ukraine. The deceased student Naveen Shekharappa was a resident of Haveri district of Gyangoudar state.

Expressing grief to the family, Bommai said, “This is a big setback. May God give eternal peace to Naveen. You must be brave enough to bear the tragic incident.”

A 21-year-old Indian student of Kharkiv National Medical University stood in a queue to buy food when he was killed in Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Read also: Ukraine crisis: Indian student from Karnataka killed in missile attack in Kharkiv

Confirming Gyangoudar’s death, the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted, “With deepest sadness we confirm that an Indian student died in Kharkiv this morning. The ministry is in touch with his family. We extend our deepest condolences to the family.” express.”

Efforts are on to bring his body to India.

“PM Narendra Modi had spoken to the family. We will do our best to recover the body and bring it back to India. I have requested the PMO and the Ministry of External Affairs to help us recover the mortals,” Bommai said.

Shekharappa Gyangoudar, the father of the deceased, suffocated with grief and said that he had spoken to his son in the morning as he used to call two or three times a day.

According to the state official release, so far 49 students from Karnataka have returned from Ukraine.

The central government has launched Operation Ganga to bring back stranded students and Indian citizens from conflict-torn Ukraine.

Over the past few days, Indian nationals are being evacuated by flights from countries that share borders with Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania – Ukraine.

Special flights are being operated by Air India, SpiceJet and Indigo as part of the massive rescue operation.

The seventh flight carrying 182 Indian nationals reached Mumbai from Bucharest, Romania. After special flights reach Mumbai and New Delhi, the evacuated people are facilitated to reach their respective states, where the local administration helps them reach their homes. (ANI)

First published:March 1, 2022 at 8:09 pm

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