Management Student from Ghaziabad Shot Dead Outside Subway Station in Toronto

According to reports, Kartik Vasudev was killed during a robbery attempt while he was coming out of a subway station

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A 21-year-old student from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, 7 April.

According to reports, Kartik Vasudev, a global management student at Toronto's Seneca University, was killed while he was coming out of the Sherbourne subway station around 5 pm local time during a robbery attempt.

“We are shocked and distressed at the unfortunate killing of Indian student Kartik Vasudev in a shooting incident in Toronto yesterday. We are in touch with the family and will provide all possible assistance in early repatriation of mortal remains,” the Indian Consulate tweeted.


Death, Announced by a News Flash

Speaking to The Indian Express, Kartik's father Jitesh Vasudev said that the family had last spoken to their son on Thursday, when he was heading out to a Mexican restaurant, where he had taken a part-time job.

"For several hours, his phone was switched off. His cousin, whom he stayed with, grew worried, and informed police. News flashed that a shooting had taken place and it was then that she realised Kartik is no more,” his father told Express.

Kartik had shifted to Canada in January this year and was sharing an apartment with his cousin who had informed the police about the former going missing.

Having completed his schooling from DAV Ghaziabad, Kartik had been planning to move to Canada right from the 10th grade. Described as a soft-spoken boy, Kartik's demise has left his family clueless about the perpetrators.

Kartik is survived by his his parents and a younger brother. The Indian High Commission in Canada has informed his family that his mortal remains will be brought back within a week's time.

(With inputs from The Indian Express.)

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