Indian couple stabbed in Germany, husband succumbs to injuries

Last Updated: Sunday, 31 March 2019 (14:02 IST)
Munich: An Indian man died and his wife sustained injuries after they were stabbed by an immigrant here in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has tweeted .
 
“Indian couple Prashant and were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are facilitating the travel of Prashant’s brother to Germany. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Ms Swaraj tweeted.
 
The Foreign minister has also asked Indian mission to take care of the victim’s children.
 
I appreciate the good work by @cgmunich. I have asked our mission to take care of their two children.
 
The deceased identified as who died after multiple stabbing and his wife Smita Basarur who was taken to a hospital. Her condition is said to be stable.
 
The attacker is thought to be a 33-year-old migrant from New Guinea; his motive for charging the couple remains unclear. He has however, been arrested and a kitchen knife that was used to stab the couple has been secured, The Gulf news reported.
 
Meanwhile, authorities say an investigation is under way.
 
Ms Swaraj, a tech-savvy minister, uses the social media to reach out to Indians abroad who are in distress.
 
Earlier this month, Ms Swaraj had put out an appeal on Twitter after four Indians were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. (UNI)