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EAM Jaishankar expresses condolences for the death of an Indian student in Canada

According to Toronto police, a 21-year-old Indian student was killed after receiving multiple gunshot wounds while on his way to work at the entrance of a subway station in Canada’s Toronto city.

Kartik Vasudev, the victim, was shot at the Glen Road entrance to the Sherbourne TTC station in St James Town on Thursday evening.

Vasudev was treated by an off-duty paramedic and taken to a hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment, according to the Toronto Police Service. The investigation has been handed over to the Toronto Police Service’s homicide squad.

According to the police, investigators want to speak with any witnesses who were in the area at the time, as well as any drivers or businesses who have camera footage. “We are shocked and distressed by the tragic death of Indian student Kartik Vasudev in a shooting incident in Toronto yesterday,” the Consulate General of India wrote on Twitter on Friday.

“We are in contact with the family and will provide all possible assistance in the repatriation of mortal remains as soon as possible,” the statement said. S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs, expressed his sorrow over the murder. “This tragic incident has left me heartbroken. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family “Jaishankar sent out a tweet.

Vasudev’s brother told the CP24 news channel that his brother was a Seneca College student who was killed while riding the subway to work.

In January, he arrived in Canada.

Vasudev was enrolled in Seneca College’s marketing management programme, according to the school.

“The Seneca community is saddened to learn of Kartik Vasudev’s tragic death,” a spokesperson said in a statement. Vasudev was a first-semester Marketing Management student.

“Mr. Vasudev’s family, friends, and classmates are in our thoughts. Students and employees will have access to counselling services.” The shooter is described as a Black male with a medium build, standing five-foot-six to five-foot-seven inches tall. According to the news channel, he was last seen walking south on Glen Road toward Howard Street, carrying a handgun.

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