Praveen Reddy stabbing: 3 Indians charged in UK

London, Feb 12: Three Indians have been charged with the attempted murder of Praveen Reddy, an MBA student here, who was critically stabbed on Friday night in Newham here.

The Metropolitan Police today told PTI that the three are: Amareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri, 25 and Nishanth Puttapaka, 23. "We are not treating the incident as racially motivated at this time, "a police spokesperson told PTI on Saturday.

The three will appear at the Thames Magistrates' court on Monday, the police said. Earlier, 11 persons were arrested. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had spoken to the acting High Commissioner in the UK Rajesh Prasad, asking him to extend all possible help to Reddy, who was stabbed several times.

Krishna also spoke to Andhara Pradesh-based businessman Sudhakar Reddy, father of Praveen, assuring him of all help in getting visa.

They also said that High Commission officials in the UK were coordinating with the doctors treating Praveen and MEA officials in Delhi will take up the matter with the British High Commission to ensure expeditious issuance of the visa to his parents.


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