Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj took cognizance of the incident reported in TOI and asked the Consul General of India in Chicago for a report on the incident.
“Neeta Bhushan – Thank you for being with there. As requested, his parents and brother have been granted US visa today. They will join him soon,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Tuesday.
Earlier, Neeta Bhushan also informed that all necessary assistance was being provided to the student and his family and that his family had also delivered a baby boy. “Akbar’s condition is stable. We have requested the US Embassy in New Delhi to issue visas to his family members to visit them,” Neeta Bhushan said.
According to the consul general, Akbar is recovering and has been shifted from ICU to general ward. “He is in good spirits. CGI Chicago is monitoring his progress and rendering all necessary assistance,” she said.
The CGI also informed that the Indian student Mohammed Akbar, son of Mohammed Yousuf was shot during a cross firing in a dispute between two groups in Chicago on December 6. “The Consulate would like to inform all concerned that we are fully aware of the situation and providing all necessary assistance to the student and his family. The Consulate official visited the student at the hospital twice,” she said.
It may be mentioned here that Mohd Akbar, a student of Devry University was shot at near Albany Park when he was proceeding to a car parking. He was shot at in the face by an unidentified gunman. He was operated upon in the hospital.
Source : timesofindia