Two Indian students were killed, while a third was injured in a stabbing incident in Ukraine Sunday, according to India's external affairs ministry. The students were studying at the Uzhhorod Medical College in the city of Uzhhorod in western Ukraine.
The Indian embassy in Ukraine has reportedly taken up the issue "strongly" with the government.
"Our Embassy in Kiev is ascertaining facts from police, university and local contacts.The Embassy spoke to families of the deceased," the external affairs ministry said, according to the Press Trust of India.
"The Indian embassy is taking up the matter related to safety of Indian students strongly with the Foreign Office of Ukraine," the government said.
All three students were from the state of Uttar Pradesh, as per reports. The two deceased Indians have been identified as Pranav Shaindilya and Ankur Singh, while Indrajeet Chauhan was injured, according to ANI news.
The Ukrainian police have reportedly arrested the three accused in the killing of the Indian students. The accused are said to be Ukrainian nationals.
"The police apprehended the Ukrainian nationals who were trying to cross the Ukrainian border. Passports/documents of the three Indian students and blood-stained knife were reportedly recovered from the Ukrainian nationals," the Indian ministry said.