Kunal Mohanty: Indian Seafarer Killed in U.K

by OldSailor on April 4, 2009


Indian seafarers: Are you safe if you go to U.K to appear in marine examinations ?

Read here the tragic death of Kunal Mohanty, an Indian merchant navy officer who was killed on March 27 at Glasgow. Kunal was married around a year and a half ago, and his wife is in advanced stage of pregnancy. It seems there is no end to this racial attacks.

Some disturbing features regarding his death are: Glasgow

  • Kunal (age 30), a student of the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies was to appear in final exams on March 30, to become a master mariner.
  • He went to Glasgow on March 02, and was planning to return to India in early April after appearing in the examinations.
  • Mohanty was walking around with his friends on March 27 evening, to have food near the Citizens’ Theatre, Gorbals area of Glasgow.
  • He was attacked and fatally wounded, apparently with a bladed weapon, while passing a group of men and women.
  • He was taken to the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary but died a short time later. A post-mortem examination was carried out and police are treating the incident as murder.
  • Kunal’s family in Jalandhar, India received a call from British police on March 29 evening about the death of Kunal. The caller, however, did not disclose the cause of death.
  • Kunal’s father came to know more about his son’s death only through intensive search in the internet.
  • A 20-year-old youth was arrested in connection with the murder of Kunal.
  • Kunal reportedly first came to Glasgow around ten years ago to start his studies as a commercial sailor and had returned several times since then.

View a video clip to know more about Kunal Mohanty’s death: Indian has been stabbed in UK.

Read more from The Hindu and BBC News.

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Update: November 11

Christopher Miller, 25 who killed Kunal Mohanty has been jailed for minimum 18 years by the High Court in Glasgow. Read more from BBC News.

View a video clip: CCTV footage shows racist killer celebrating murder

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