On Thursday, Kartik Vasudev (21), had stepped out of a metro station to hail a bus to head to his part-time job in Toronto, Canada when he was shot dead. A relative scrolling through the news recognized Kartik’s bag and broke the news to the family.
His cousin took to social media to inform netizens about the incident. He said that the family is still not clear about the motive behind the shooting and added that the Toronto police has not informed them anything. As per reports, Kartik died due to multiple gunshot wounds outside Sherbourne metro station.
My cousin brother Kartik Vasudev was shot dead at a subway station in Torronto yesterday. We still don't know what happened. Torronto police has not told us anything. pic.twitter.com/FXMCDBMIJQ
— Gaurav Vasdev (@gauravvasdev1) April 8, 2022
Jitesh Vasudev, his father, said: “We last spoke to Kartik on Thursday and he told us he was heading to work. For several hours, his phone was switched off. Kartik’s employer also called her up and said he had not come to work. Both were discussing the situation when they came to know of the shooting and recognized it was him from the pictures.”
Kartik was pursuing global management course from Toronto’s Seneca University and was in his first year. He had shifted to Canada in January, where he was staying in an apartment he shared with his cousin. Shortly after joining college, he found a job at a restaurant in the Downtown area. Every day, Kartik would take the same route using the subway and bus to reach his office.
Kartik belongs to Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, and completed his schooling at DAV. Right from class 10, he had decided to study in Canada.
Grieved by this tragic incident. Deepest condolences to the family. https://t.co/guG7xMwEMt
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) April 8, 2022
As family members tried to interpret the crime, they recalled Kartik’s soft-spoken nature. “He never even raised a voice. We are unable to process this… I do not know who would do this to him,” said Jitesh, as a relative hugged him.
Kartik is survived by his parents and his younger brother. The Indian Embassy in Canada has informed the family that the process of bringing Kartik’s body back will take 6 days.
Reference: The Indian Express
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