Tragic! Another Indian student brutally killed by shooting in Canada

News of Chirag's death has sent shockwaves through the Indian community in Canada and beyond.

Mayank Kasyap
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Vancouver: A young Indian student's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence. Chirag Antil, 24, was found shot dead inside a car in South Vancouver, Canada, on Friday, April 12th. The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded to reports of gunshots near East 55th Avenue and Main Street around 11:00 pm. Upon arrival, officers discovered Chirag deceased inside a vehicle.

"The investigation remains ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time," the VPD stated.

Indian community in Canada calls for action

News of Chirag's death has sent shockwaves through the Indian community in Canada and beyond. Varun Choudhary, president of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), urged the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to provide assistance to Chirag's family and ensure a swift investigation.

"We urge the MEA 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."

Family devastated by loss

Chirag's brother, Romit Antil, shared his grief with local media, describing Chirag as a kind and peaceful soul.

"My brother and I were very close," Romit said. "He never had any issues or fights with anyone. He was an extremely polite person."

Community rallies around Chirag's family

In the wake of this tragedy, Chirag's family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for repatriating his remains to India.

Chirag's death serves as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of gun violence. As the investigation unfolds, the Indian community awaits answers and the VPD works to bring the perpetrator to justice.

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