According to Toronto Police, a 21-year-old Indian boy studying in Canada was shot dead on Thursday in Toronto (April 8, 2022). According to the police, Kartik Vasudev was shot at the Glen Road entrance of Sherbourne Subway Station and was treated by an off-duty paramedic.
Kartik, a first-semester Marketing Management student at Seneca College in Toronto, was reportedly shot and died on his way to work at a Mexican restaurant. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar responded to the news by saying he is “grieved by this unfortunate tragedy.”
“Deepest condolences to the family,” he tweeted.
The Indian Embassy in Toronto stated that they are in contact with the family and would assist in the early repatriation of the remains. The student’s family is claimed to live in Ghaziabad’s Sahibabad neighbourhood.
“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 the early repatriation of mortal remains,” the Consulate General of India wrote in a statement on Twitter on Friday.
His family stated that they were unaware of the crime’s motive and were yearning for answers and justice from the authorities. Kartik was a first-year Seneca University student studying global management. He got a job at a Downtown restaurant shortly after starting college.
On Thursday, he was on his way to work when he was fatally shot. On a normal day, he’d travel the same metro route and get off two stations ahead. He got out at Sherbourne Station on Thursday since his manager had requested that a parcel be picked up at the stop. He was shot many times near the station, according to reports.
Local Canadian journalists told Kartik’s family that he was shot eight times. According to officials, the offender has yet to be apprehended. The family also said they suspect it was a hate crime and not a robbery that went wrong. “His bag was left behind and it seems so far that it was not a robbery. It is possible it was a hate crime. All we want is someone to answer our questions. No one is telling us why a young boy was shot dead,” said Jitesh.
Kartik’s relatives recalled that he enjoyed food, which was one of the reasons he accepted part-time work at the restaurant. His parents insisted that he take his time settling in at the university and in the city, but Kartik was eager to go to work. According to his family, he remained to himself on most occasions.
The family has been notified that the body would take roughly six days to arrive in India, but Jitesh stated their visas needed to be accelerated so they could arrive in Canada as soon as possible.
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