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Assaulted by goons, Indian medical student dies in Russia

An Indian medical student, who was in a coma at a trauma centre after being attacked by local goons in Russian city of Kazan, has died, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

“I am pained to inform that Yasir – an Indian medical student from Srinagar has succumbed to his injuries in Russia,” Swaraj tweeted.

Yasir was admitted to a trauma centre in Kazan the capital city of Russian province of Tatarstan.

On Tuesday, Swaraj had directed Indian Ambassador in Russia Pankaj Saran to extend all possible help to Yasir, after receiving an SOS through a tweet that the student was in a hospital in coma after being attacked by local goons, who also took away his money and documents. She had said the Indian mission will take up the case with with Russian authorities. 
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