LAHORE - Pakistani student Ali Hasan Raza who was attacked by a three-member gang in a hostel at India’s Pondicherry University, arrived in Lahore on Saturday.
Raza, 24, had received permission from the Indian authorities yesterday to travel back home. With efforts of the Pakistan High Commission, Raza returned to Pakistan through a private airliner. He was received by his parents and his relatives.
Speaking to media representatives, the Raza said he was happy to arrive in Lahore on his own feet.
Raza’s father said he would never send his son to India again.
Earlier on Tuesday, three men had attacked Raza when he was sleeping in his room at the Sir CV Raman Hotel, beating him with iron rods and liquor bottles. He sustained injuries on his head, neck and back.
Raza was doing a post-graduate course in South Asian studies. He is the first and only Pakistani student in Pondicherry University.
In response to the attack, the Student Federation of India (SFI) secretary A Anand had voiced concern over the incident and said the university must take all measures to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.