A 21-year-old Indian student was shot dead in Canada’s Toronto on Thursday evening.
The student, identified as Kartik Vasudev, was shot at the entrance of a subway station in the city. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, the Indian embassy in Toronto expressed shock over the unfortunate incident and said that all possible assistance will be provided in the early repatriation of mortal remains.
"We are shocked and distressed at the unfortunate killing of Indian student Kartik Vasudev in a shooting incident in Toronto yesterday. We are in touch with the family and will provide all possible assistance in early repatriation of mortal remains," India in Toronto tweeted on Friday.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday expressed grief over the death of Kartik Vasudev.
"Grieved by this tragic incident. Deepest condolences to the family," Jaishankar tweeted today.
As per reports, police said the suspect was last seen carrying a handgun walking south on Glen Road toward Howard Street.
Hailing from Ghaziabad, Kartik was pursuing global management from Toronto-based Seneca University and was in his first year. He had shifted to Canada in January and was staying in an apartment he shared with his cousin.