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The television grab of one of the four Indian students battling for life in a hospital in Melbourne.
The television grab of one of the four Indian students battling for life in a hospital in Melbourne.

Melbourne: A youth from Andhra Pradesh is battling for life after a brutal racial attack on a group of four Indians by Australian teenagers here.

Shravan Kumar, a 25-year-old student who was attacked with a screwdriver over the weekend along with his three friends, is in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here and doctors are “not very optimistic” about chances of his recovery, Indian Consul-General Anita Nair said.

In New Delhi, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna expressed outrage at the attack and asked Australia to ensure such incidents did not recur.

Australian High Commissioner to India John McCarthy said his government was putting in place adequate measures to prevent attacks on people of Indian origin in his country. — PTI

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