According to local authorities, the person is seriously injured but in stable condition.
New Delhi: A 28-year-old Indian student was stabbed numerous times in the face, chest, and abdomen in Australia by a man who allegedly wanted money, according to Australian officials.
The incident occurred on October 6, about 10:30 p.m. local time, while the victim, Shubham Garg, strolled along the Pacific Highway, according to a statement issued by the NSW Police Force on Monday.
“The man (Garg) suffered multiple stab wounds to his face, chest, and abdomen; he sought assistance from a nearby house before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. The man underwent surgery and remains in a serious but stable condition,” The NSW Police Force issued a statement.
On Thursday, Garg was approached by an unknown man along the Pacific Highway Lane Cove. The unidentified individual allegedly threatened him while demanding money.
The victim refused and was allegedly stabbed several times in the abdomen before the assailant escaped, according to the report. The authorities were summoned. According to the report, the North Shore Police Area Command responded, discovered the injured individual, and formed a crime scene.
Officers from the North Shore Police Area Command have been investigating the incident and have formed Strike Force Prosy. A search warrant was executed on a home on the Pacific Highway in Greenwich at around 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, following thorough inquiries by Strike Force Prosy detectives.
According to the statement, Norwood, of Gosford, was arrested at the scene and taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with one count of attempted murder following the alleged stabbing.
According to the report, a number of things were seized from the property and are being forensically examined.
He was denied bail and appeared in Hornsby Local Court on Monday; he will stay in detention until his next court date. “We can confirm the males are not thought to have known each other before the incident,” the Police Media Unit told In The Cove.
Meanwhile, the MEA in New Delhi stated on Friday that the high commission in Canberra is in contact with local authorities about the incident and expects action to be done against the culprits.
MEA spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi stated during the weekly briefing on Thursday, “It’s a sad incident. The student is being treated in the hospital. Our High Commission in Canberra and our Consulate in Sydney are closely in touch with the local authorities. We are also in contact with his family here.”
He said an Indian official had visited the hospital where Garg was being treated. “Our consular services have been extended. We have come to know that one suspect has been detained. Australian authorities will convey the investigation part.”
Bagchi stated that the Australian high commission had been urged to expedite the family members’ travel paperwork so they could arrive in Australia and attend to their family members as soon as possible.
According to the MEA spokeswoman, India expects the “matter to be seriously investigated, and action was taken against the culprits.”
He said whether the attack was racist, “I would not go into the conjecture of whether the attack is discriminatory or not.” Our priority is therapy and getting the student out of danger (sic).”