After the death of African student Yannick Nihangaza (24) on July 1 in his own country, the three-member team sent to Australia on August 9 to extradite proclaimed offender Jaskaran Singh Jassa is expected to return in a day. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jalandhar Naveen Singla confirmed the team would return with Jassa.
Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza was attacked by nine people on April 21, 2012, while he was close to his rented accommodation in Jalandhar. He was rushed to hospital and was in coma since then. Doctors said 90 per cent of his brain was damaged in the attack. He was airlifted to his country on June 15 this year.
Police have sought legal opinion about tracking Jassa, who did not face trial earlier, but faces charges now that the victim has died. Police sources said Jassa may be taken on remand to obtain leads about the other two accused in the case, including PO Rantaj Singh and Romi Uppal, who jumped parole in April this year.