Indian student goes missing in Sydney
October 05, 2010
Abhijeet Swami, the young engineering student left his Sydney home on Friday on a bicycle but did not return, police said.
Swami came to Australia with his family some months back and was staying with them in a northwest suburb.
The Sydney Police issued an appeal seeking information about the boy after they recovered his bicycle and found no trace of him.
He was last seen after 10.00 am on Friday when he left his Seven Hills home on a bicycle, police said.
His family raised an alarm the next day when he did not return home as expected, the Sydney Morning Herald said.
The police which launched an investigation found the engineering student's bike at the Blacktown railway station yesterday.
Police said there were concerns about his welfare as he has been in Australia only for a few months and it is believed he does not know many people other than his immediate family.
In a separate incident, an Indian student died while another was seriously injured when their car met with an accident in Melbourne.
The car in which the two were travelling crashed on the early morning of September 30, killing one of them -- identified as Gursharan Singh Sikhon.
Sikhon, who was returning home, was in the passenger seat of the car when it met with an accident.
His body is now being sent back to India to his family for the last rites, sources said.
The other student is reported to be in critical but stable condition.