An Indian man was shot dead by the Australian police. Media reports revealed that they took the action after allegedly stabbing a cleaner at a train station in Sydney and threatening police officers.
First Published Mar 1, 2023, 11:48 AM IST
An Indian man was shot dead by the Australian police. Media reports revealed that they took the action after allegedly stabbing a cleaner at a train station in Sydney and threatening police officers. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Rahmatullah Syed Ahmed (32) from Tamil Nadu. Details.. Ahmed lives in Australia on bridging visa. Ahmed stabbed a cleaner at Auburn train station in Sydney’s west on February 28.
After that he left there and went to the police station. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported that Ahmed tried to attack the police while there. In this sequence, a police officer fired three shots. Two of them landed in Ahmed’s chest. With this they started giving treatment to Ahmed. Ahmed was taken to Westmead Hospital. But Ahmed died while receiving treatment there.
At a press conference on Tuesday, New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said officers had only seconds to react and had no choice but to shoot Ahmed. “I fully support those officials. It is painful. This is a significant incident at one of our police stations,” Smith said. Smith said detectives are looking into Ahmed’s mental health. They also said they spoke to the cleaner who was assaulted by Ahmed. He said that the cleaner is currently undergoing treatment in the hospital. The condition is stable.
Ahmed’s identity was confirmed by the Consulate General of India in Sydney. This incident is unfortunate. She said that she is providing all kinds of help to the police. “We are seeking a full report on the circumstances surrounding the shooting of the Indian national,” it said.
Last Updated Mar 1, 2023, 11:48 AM IST