According to students there, Naveen Shekharappa G, a fourth-year student at Kharkiv National Medical University, lived in the bunker under his apartment. Naveen had been out shopping for food when the explosion happened in the city center, her friends said.
“A friend of his got a call from his cell phone. On the other end of the line was a Ukrainian national who said there had been an explosion and he had gone to the morgue in an ambulance. The students are now inconsolable,” said a student coordinator at the university.
Naveen lived in a downtown apartment with her friends. We learn that he comes from the village of Chalagere in the district of Haveri. The news caused panic among Indian students in Kharkiv who were told to stay in the bunkers and not venture outside. His friends said they asked for help from the embassy for a safe evacuation, but received no response.
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“With deep sadness, we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in a bombardment in Kharkiv this morning. The ministry is in contact with his family. We send our deepest condolences to the family,” the spokesperson said. speech of the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the father of the Indian student and offered his sincere condolences to the family following the tragedy.