A software engineer from Kundapur in Udupi was stabbed to death and his wife injured after they were attacked by a Guinean near the German city of Munich on Friday. Prashant Basarur, 49, died of multiple stab wounds while his wife Smita, 43, is critical. The attacker, believed to be a 33-year-old immigrant from New Guinea, was arrested. However, Preliminary investigation has ruled out the possibility of a hate crime. Meanwhile, the children of the couple are being taken care of by the German government authorities.
India’s Minister of External Affairs has appreciated the work done by the Consulate General of India in Munich and asked them to take care of the couple's children. "Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are facilitating the travel of Prashant's brother to Germany. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter.