Violence in Sudan: Over 100 killed, including an Indian national
New Delhi : Violence in Sudan has resulted in nearly 100 deaths, including one Indian national, Albert Augestine. V Muraleedharan, the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, has assured Augestine's family that the Government of India will provide all necessary assistance and work to repatriate his body. According to a news report, Minister Muraleedharan has also spoken with Augestine's father.
Augestine was fatally shot while speaking with his son, who resides in Canada, inside his home in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. His wife and daughter, who were staying with him, are reported to be safe. Augestine had been employed by a company of the Dal Group, which operates in various industries including agriculture, education, and mining.
The Indian Embassy in Khartoum has issued a statement advising all Indian residents in Sudan to remain indoors and take precautions. There are approximately 4,000 Indians living in Sudan, with some having settled there for decades. The situation remains volatile, and the Indian government is actively working to provide assistance and support to its citizens affected by the violence in Sudan.