The Indian mission in the US has assured assistance to an Indian student who was attacked in the city of Chicago by four armed robbers. Syed Mazahir Ali, who hails from Hyderabad, was attacked this week near his house in a chilling video that has since gone viral.
“Consulate is in touch with Syed Mazahir Ali and his wife in India Syeda Ruquiya Fatima Razvi and assured all possible assistance. Consulate has also contacted the local authorities who are investigating the case,” the Indian mission said in a post on social media platform X.
‘PLEASE HELP ME’
In the video, Mazahir Ali was seen bleeding profusely as he narrated how he was kicked and punched by the robbers who also snatched his phone. “Four people attacked me. I was returning home with a food packet in my hand. I slipped near my house and the four people kicked and punched me. Please help me,” he said. After the news about the attack broke, Mazahir Ali’s wife wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, expressing concern about her husband’s wellbeing.
“After some time I got in touch with him but he was in shock and unable to talk to me and his entire face was bleeding. I am very much worried about the safety and security of my husband in Chicago, USA. I request you to kindly help him in getting the best medical treatment and if possible kindly make necessary arrangements so that I can travel to the USA along with my three minor children to be with my husband,” she wrote.