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Praveen stabbing: Is the UK safe for Indian students anymore?


Sanjay Suri, Preeti Singh, CNN-IBN
Feb 12, 2012 at 12:51pm IST

London: Yet another Indian student has come under attack in Britain. Praveen Reddy, from Hyderabad, was a student of MBA at the London Business School. On Friday night, he was stabbed several times at a party he was attending in Newham, London, the Scotland Yard said. The boy is currently recuperating at the London Royal Hospital.

Praveen suffered severe abdomen and chest injuries and is currently said to be in a critical condition.

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While the police has arrested 11 people in connection with the crime, the attack has once again raised the all-important question - Is Britain really safe for Indian students anymore?

The British High Commissioner insists it is. "We want to tell you that the UK is a safe country," he says. "We are establishing the facts and working closely with the MEA. We will do everything so that the family can go and see their son. We are taking up the matter seriously," he adds.

In Hyderabad, meanwhile, a distraught father is praying for his son. Sudhakar Reddy, a relative, says, "Around 9:40 in the morning we spoke with him (Praveen). Around 11 pm, we got a call about this incident. We were told he is in a serious condition."

Praveen was expected to arrive in Hyderabad next week to attend a family wedding. However, now, his family is praying for his life.

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