New Delhi, Mar 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tonight said that a criminal case has been registered in Russia to probe the death of Yasir Javed, an Indian student who died in Kazan city following an attack on him by a group of local goons.
"Indian Embassy in Moscow has informed me that a Criminal case has been registered to investigate the death of Yasir Javed in Kazan," Swaraj tweeted.
Javed was attacked by unknown miscreants in Kazan city on March 3 and he died last Tuesday at a hospital there after remaining in coma for several days.
India had sought a thorough probe and filing of a criminal case by Russian authorities into Javed's death.
The Indian Embassy in Moscow had conveyed to Russian Foreign Ministry that death of Javed, hailing from Srinagar, should be probed to punish the guilty.
"The Embassy has sought an investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of an innocent person and filing of a criminal case," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said last week.
He had said a team of officials from Indian Embassy in Moscow had gone to Kazan where they met investigators and police officials.