India to take up with Aussie govt burning of bus driver: Sushma Swaraj

In a horrific incident, a 29-year-old Indian-origin bus driver was on Friday burned to death when a man hurled an incendiary device at him in front of several passengers in Brisbane city.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2016 9:18 pm
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said India will take up at the highest level of Australian government the immolation of an Indian-origin bus driver in Brisbane. “We will take this up at the highest level in the Australian Government. Our heartfelt condolences. @officeofssbadal @HarsimratBadal_,” Swaraj said on Twitter.

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In a horrific incident, a 29-year-old Indian-origin bus driver was on Friday burned to death when a man hurled an incendiary device at him in front of several shocked passengers in Brisbane city.

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Manmeet Alisher, a well-known singer in the Punjabi community, was driving a Brisbane City Council bus when he was targeted by the man who threw an “incendiary device” at him which sparked a fire. Alisher died on the spot while several passengers on board the bus at the time managed to escape through the rear door.