Shubham Garg, an Indian PhD student at the University of South Wales in Sydney has reportedly been stabbed 11 times by an assailant in what may have been a case of racial attack. His family stated the event happened in the first week of October and posted an appeal for help from the authorities on social media.
A little after 10:30 p.m., Shubham Garg, a mechanical engineering PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, was heading back to his house along the Pacific Highway. When Shubham Garg refused to give him any money, the assailant repeatedly stabbed him before running away. Numerous knife wounds were inflicted on Shubham Garg’s face, chest, and abdomen.
Daniel Norwood, 27, was arrested at the scene and sent to the Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with one count of attempted murder. When Norwood appeared at Hornsby Local Court, his request for bail was denied. The Australia Today reported that he will stay in detention until his next court appearance on December 14.
Norwood is accused of threatening Garg and requesting money and his phone. The Australia Today cited local media sources as claiming that when the victim refused, the attacker is said to have stabbed him many times in the abdomen before fleeing.
Garg’s family referred to the assault on his kid as an instance of “racism.” According to local media sources, his parents said they tried to obtain an Australian visa for more than a week without success.
“My brother Shubham Garg, 28, from Uttar Pradesh, was brutally attacked in Sydney, Australia 11 times with a knife, and he is in critical condition. We seek your immediate help in this matter and an emergency visa to family members to look after him,” Kavya Garg, the victim’s sister, tweeted on October 12.
Kavya Garg, who identified herself as the sister of 28-year-old student Shubham Garg, requested an emergency visa so that family members could travel to Sydney to take care of Shubham, tagging Prime Minister Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
On Thursday Kavya Garg tweeted, “My brother is going through multiple operations and the doctor said that infection is spreading in the body. Requesting @narendramodi for urgent help on this matter”.
The victim’s sister’s visa application is now being processed, and the administration is working with the Ministry of External Affairs, according to Agra DM Navneet Chahal, who was quoted in the media. The Sydney consulate has been approached by Chahal to request a visa, he remarked.
Support has been flowing from a number of sources, including Congress MP Manish Tewari, who has asked Jaishankar for assistance. Yadu Singh, a well-known Australian physician of Indian descent, reached out to Australia’s high commissioner to India and offered assistance to Shubham Garg’s family.
The 27-year-old male was detained in connection with the assault and has been charged with “one count of attempted murder,” according to an Australian media source. According to the police, “we can confirm the men are NOT believed to have known each other before the incident.”