Jaishankar asks MEA to help family of student injured in Toronto attack

The woman sustained wounds to her neck and underwent surgery.

A 23-year-old Indian student was stabbed near her university in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday (January 23).

The incident came to light, when a Twitterati, pointed it and sought help from External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. He identified the woman as her niece Rachel Albert.

Jaishankar has asked MEA officials to arrange visa for the family of an Indian student who was injured in an attack in Canada.

“Deeply shocked to learn of the serious attack on Rachel Albert, an Indian student in Toronto, Canada. Am asking MEA officials to help with her family’s visa. Family members may immediately contact us on +91 9873983884,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

According to media reports, the woman sustained wounds to her neck and underwent surgery, quoting police officials.

The police further said that they are still searching for the suspect and have appealed to the people to contact police if they have any video of the incident.

(With inputs from agencies)