Brother of Indian man stabbed 11 times in Australia gets visa, but plane ticket a problem | Latest India News


The brother of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras alumnus, who was stabbed 11 times in Australia on October 6, was given a visa to visit his relatives, Shubham Garg, but the family said the airfare was always a huge concern for the family and asked the government to help them.

Shubham Garg from Kirawali town of Agra district is pursuing a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He left for Australia on September 1 for graduate studies in mechanical engineering on a scholarship, after a master’s degree from IIT Madras.

“Shubham’s younger brother Rohit had his medical examination at a hospital in Delhi on Friday. Later, he got the visa to go to Australia. He has to leave as soon as the hospitalized Shubham has no one by his side,’ Shubham’s uncle Rajkumar Garg said over the phone.

“There is a condition that the ticket must be booked round trip, which could cost around 4-5 lakh which is huge amount for us. We therefore appeal to the Government of India to help us meet the expenses,” he said.

“Shubham’s condition is stable and he had surgery again on Friday for stab wounds to his stomach,” the uncle said.

Support came from a variety of quarters, with Congressman Manish Tewari urging Jaishankar for help. Renowned Indian-born Australian doctor Yadu Singh also came to the aid of Shubham Garg’s family and contacted the Australian High Commissioner to India.

According to an Australian media report, a 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack and was charged with “one count of attempted murder”.


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