Indian student’s death in Canada: Family seeks help to bring back body of Chirag, Consulate in touch with authorities

Indian student's death in Canada: Family seeks help to bring back body of Chirag, Consulate in touch with authorities

The family of Chirag Antil, an Indian student who was shot dead in Canada on April 12, has sought help from the Indian government to bring back his body. Antil, 24, from Haryana, was shot dead in his car in Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 12.

His brother Romit spoke to Chirag, who had parked his car and wanted to go out with his friends. A few hours later, the family received information that he had been shot.

24-year-old Indian student from Haryana shot dead in car in Vancouver, Canada

“I spoke to him hours before the murder. He was happy… He had no enmity with anyone. We want justice, we want to know why he was shot,” Romit said.

According to Romit, the family received the information about Chirag's death through phone calls and an email from the Canadian police.

Canadian police said they were investigating the matter.

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“We spoke to Chirag’s friend in Canada. “He said the police haven’t told them anything yet,” Romit added.

Another relative of Chirag told PTI that the family wanted the body of the deceased to be flown back to India.

“We are shocked. We want the body brought home as quickly as possible. Our embassy there and the Indian government should help us bring back the body,” the relative said. The Indian Consulate in Vancouver posted on X that it was contacting Canadian authorities for further information

The Vancouver Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to the scene around 11 p.m. on April 12 after residents heard the sound of gunfire.

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There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. near his apartment at the intersection of East 55th Avenue and Main Street in Vancouver, Romit told The Indian Express.

About Chirag Antil

Chirag, who went to Canada in 2022, had recently completed his MBA. He had a work visa for a security agency.

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