Shubham Garg, a 28-year-old Indian PhD student, studying in Australia has been stabbed multiple times in the face, chest and abdomen in Australia by a man who allegedly demanded cash.
According to New South Wales Police Force, the incident took place on October 6th, as Shubham Garg walked along the Pacific Highway, Sydney. However, the Police have arrested Daniel Norwood and the 27-year-old suspect is charged with attempted murder after Garg, allegedly suffered multiple stab wounds to the face, chest and abdomen.
Garg sought assistance from a nearby house before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. He underwent surgery and remains there in a serious but stable condition.
Garg was approached by an unknown man near the Pacific Highway Lane on Thursday. The unknown man allegedly threatened him while demanding cash. Garg refused and was allegedly stabbed a number of times in the abdomen before the assailant fled. After a lot of inquiries a search warrant was executed on a home on the Pacific Highway at Greenwich at about 3.40 pm on Sunday.
Norwood was arrested at the scene and was taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with one count of attempted murder after the alleged stabbing. A number of items were seized from his home and have been taken for forensic examination. He was refused bail and appeared at Hornsby Local Court on Monday and will remain in custody with the next court appearance.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi on Friday said that the High Commission in Canberra is in touch with the local authorities over the incident and expects action to be taken against the perpetrator.
Shubham Garg belongs to Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, who is pursuing PhD in Australia. His father Ramniwas Garg on Friday expressed concern over the racial attack on his son and has demanded a strict punishment to the culprit. The family has also requested for an urgent visa for one of its members to look after Garg in Australia.