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24-year-old Indian national shot dead inside a car in Canada

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NEW DELHI: A 24-year-old Indian student,

Chirag Antil

, was tragically shot and killed while inside a car in South Vancouver, according to CityNews.
The Vancouver Police responded to the incident after receiving reports of gunshots in the vicinity of East 55th Avenue and Main Street around 11 pm on April 12.
“Officers were called to East 55th Avenue and Main Street around 11 pm on April 12 after residents heard the sound of gunshots.

Chirag Antil, 24, was found deceased inside a vehicle in the area. No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains ongoing,” the police said.
Following the incident, Varun Choudhary, the National Students’ Union of India chief, took to social media to appeal for support from the Ministry of external affairs for Chirag Antil’s family.

“Urgent attention regarding the murder of Chirag Antil, an Indian student in Vancouver,

Canada

. We urge the Ministry of external affairs to closely monitor the progress of the investigation and ensure that justice is swiftly served,” Choudhary said.
“Additionally, we request the ministry to extend all necessary support and assistance to the family of the deceased during this difficult time,” he said.

Chirag Antil’s family has initiated a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to bring his body back to India, according to media reports.

Haryana resident Romit Antil, the brother of Chirag Antil, has said that his brother was a kind-hearted person.
“My brother and I had a great relationship. We used to talk every day, day and night. I spoke to him last before the accident happened. He was kind of happy, he never had any issues or fights with anyone, ever. He was an extremely polite person,” Romit Antil was quoted as saying.
Chirag Antil had recently completed his MBA at the University Canada West and had obtained his work permit after arriving in Vancouver in September 2022.

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