All Indian Students At Russia's Perm State Medical University Safe

21 Sep, 2021 09:00 IST|Sakshi Post

After the shooting at Perm University in Russia, Indian students are safe, according to the Indian Embassy.

According to Russia's Investigative Committee, a shooter opened fire in a university in Perm, killing eight people and injuring numerous more.

Perm University Shooting: The Indian embassy stated on Monday that all Indian students at a medical institution in Perm, Russia, were unharmed after a student opened fire, killing at least eight people and injuring numerous more.

The Indian embassy in Russia tweeted, "Shocked at the horrific attack at Perm State University in Russia; our deep condolences for the loss of life and best wishes for the early recovery of those injured."

"The Embassy is in contact with local authorities and Indian student representatives. All Indian students at Perm State Medical University are safe."

The gunman was killed following the gunshots at Perm State University, around 1,300 kilometres east of Moscow, according to a university spokeswoman. According to a leading news syndicate, Natalia Pechishcheva stated, "He was liquidated," The gunman was subsequently found alive and being treated at a hospital, according to the Investigative Committee, which oversees major crime investigations.

The gunman had already been recognised as a university student, according to the Investigative Committee. The gunman was identified as an 18-year-old student who uploaded a photo of himself on social media with a weapon, helmet, and ammo. According to the report, he wrote on a social media account ascribed to him, "I have thought about this for a long time, it's been years and I realised the time had come to do what I dreamt of,"

The gunman stated that his acts were motivated by hatred rather than politics or religion. Later, the account was deactivated.

Students jumped from first-floor windows to flee the building, landing heavily on the ground before sprinting to safety, according to media footage from the site. According to the students, they constructed barriers out of chairs to prevent the gunman from accessing their classrooms. "There were about 60 people in the classroom. We closed the door and barricaded it with chairs," Semyon Karyakin, a student, told reporters.

In May of this year, a 19-year-old shooter opened fire in his former school in Kazan, central Russia, killing nine people and injuring many more. In November 2019, a 19-year-old student from the far eastern town of Blagoveshchensk opened fire at his college. Before shooting and killing himself, he murdered one student and wounded three others. Another young shooter killed 20 people at a Kerch technical college in Crimea in October 2018.

Following the massacre in Kazan, Russia raised the legal age for purchasing guns from 18 to 21. The new law, however, has yet to take effect.

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