New Delhi (Sputnik) — The mysterious death of an Indian student studying at the Bukovinian State Medical University in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, the fourth such case in the last eight months, has triggered panic back home among parents of thousands of Indian students who are undergoing courses in universities across Ukraine.
26-year-old medical student Roshan Kumar, who hailed from India's eastern state of Bihar, reportedly drowned while bathing in the Prut River with three other students.
Earlier, on March 28, 2018, another Indian by the name of Vikas Kumar Pradhan who was pursuing medicine at the Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine died under mysterious circumstances, prompting his family back home in India's Jharkhand to demand a thorough probe by the Indian authorities into Vikas' death.
Shivakant Reddy was from Hyderabad and Ashok Kumar was from Andhra Pradesh. Both were final year students at Zaporizhia State Medical University in Ukraine.
In 2016, two Indian medical students were stabbed to death while another was injured when unknown assailants attacked them in Ukraine. All of them were from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
"Yes, the safety of students studying there should be utmost priority of the university and Ukraine's government as well. Because like me, many parents have sent their children to the country for higher education" Dr. Chadrashekar Singh, father of one of the victims told Sputnik.