Sushma Swaraj to take up death of Indian students, attack on businessman on Russia trip

NEW DELHI(PTI): On the eve of her visit to Russia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that she will take up the death of two Indians in a fire tragedy and killing of another Indian in that country during her talks with the authorities.

Swaraj today left for a two-nation three-day visit to Iran and Russia.

She will go to Moscow from Tehran tomorrow where she will participate in the annual Foreign Ministers’ meeting of RIC (Russia, India and China). “I am going to Moscow. The final investigation report into fire tragedy in which we lost Pooja Kallur and Krishma Bhonsle is on my agenda. “I will also take up the matter of Yasir an Indian national from Srinagar who was killed in Kazan (Russia),” Swaraj said in a series of tweets.

I am going to Moscow. The final investigation report into fire tragedy in which we lost Pooja Kallur and Krishma Bhonsle is on my agenda.

Besides attending the RIC meeting, she is also expected to have a bilateral meet with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

Two Indian girl students were killed in a fire at the Smolensk Medical Academy in western Russia in February while a Kashmiri businessman died after being attacked by unidentified men last month.