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Multiple times stabbed Indian international student Shubham Garg in critical condition, family pleading for visa

He sought assistance from a nearby house before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Shubham Garg 28-year-old Indian international student was stabbed multiple times to his face, chest and abdomen at the corner of Pacific Highway and Gatacre Avenue Lane Cove in Sydney’s Artamon.

After the incident, he sought assistance from a nearby house before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. Shubham underwent surgery and remains in a serious but stable condition.

As per the reports about 10.30 pm on Thursday 6 October 2022 night Shubham Garg was walking along the Pacific Highway while returning to his place of residence.

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North Shore Police Area Command detectives formed Strike Force Prosy to investigate the incident. A 27-year-old man Daniel Norwood was arrested at the scene and was taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with one count of attempted murder.

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Indian International Student Shubham Garg stabbed in Sydney; Image Source: Jacqueline Barker/ In The Cove

NSW police notified that after extensive inquiries, a search warrant was executed on a home on the Pacific Highway at Greenwich at about 3.40 pm Sunday 9 October 2022.

A number of items were seized from this home and have been taken for forensic examination.

The alleged attacker Daniel Norwood was refused bail when he appeared in Hornsby Local Court. He will remain in custody with the next court appearance on 14 December 2022. 

What Happened

As per the local media report,

On 6 October 2022 Thursday night at 10:30 pm, Shubham Garg was allegedly approached by Daniel Norwood at the top of Gatacre Avenue near the Pacific Highway Lane Cove.

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Indian International Student Shubham Garg stabbed in Sydney; Image Source: Jacqueline Barker/ In The Cove

Daniel Norwood allegedly threatened Shubham while demanding cash and his phone. Shubham refused and was allegedly stabbed a number of times in the abdomen before the assailant fled.

Just after 10.30 pm, emergency services were called. The North Shore Police Area Command attended and located Shubham and established a crime scene.  

Shubham Garg came to Australia (Sydney) just last month in September to do his PhD in Mechanical engineering from the University of NSW. Before coming to Australia he finished his master’s degree at IIT Chennai.

Shubham comes from a middle-class family in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. After receiving the information about the stabbing of Shubham his family is trying to get a visa to come to Australia. However, it has not been granted till the time of publishing this news.

His family has also appealed via social media to the Indian External Affairs Minister and Prime Minister of India to help secure an Australian visa for the distorted family.

Sydney-based Indian Australian community leader Yadu Singh has also urged Australia’s High Commissioner in India Barry O’Farrell and Indian High Commissioner in Australia Manpreet Vohra to help the family.

The Australia Today has written to the High Commission of Australia in India for updates on Shubham’s family’s visa applications, As soon as we receive a reply this news will be updated.

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