Sushma Swaraj to help family of Indian national killed in Jamaica

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Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has assured to help the family of Rakesh Talreja, an Indian citizen who was shot dead during a robbery in Jamaica.

Rakesh Talreja (25) was killed by armed robbers at his residence at Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica. The incident took place around 7.10pm local time, on Thursday, when four unidentified men entered Talreja’s home, which he shared with two other Indian nationals.

The men robbed the roommates of their cash and mobile phones, at gunpoint, after which they broke into Talreja’s bedroom on the first floor. After robbing Talreja, they shot him three times in the back. Before leaving, they also shot at his roommates.

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Although Talreja was rushed to the hospital, he was declared to be brought dead. His roommates, who have been injured in the leg, are being treated at the hospital.

Rakesh Talreja, who was a native of Vasai in Maharashtra, had been working at the Caribbean Jewellers in Kingston.

Swaraj, on Saturday, tweeted that the Indian High Commission in Jamaica would follow up the case with the police and help in all possible manner.

She has also sought a detailed report of the incident, instructing the Commission to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured Indian nationals, and coordinate with the affected families.