On Tuesday, a 32-year-old Indian national, Mohamed Rahmathullah Syed Ahmed, was fatally shot by the Australian police after he allegedly attacked a 28-year-old cleaner at the Auburn train station in Sydney. Ahmed allegedly confronted two police officers leaving the police station and he was shot in the chest after he tried to attack them. The police officers had just seconds to respond and were left with no choice but to shoot Ahmed. The Consulate General of India in Sydney identified Ahmed as the man who was shot by the police. The police are investigating if mental health played a part in Ahmed stabbing the cleaner and threatening the police officers. Ahmed had five previous interactions with the police, all of which were non-criminal and COVID-19 related. The Consulate General of India said it had taken up the matter with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New South Wales Office as well as state police authorities. The police have spoken to the cleaner, who was admitted to local hospital here and is said to be in a stable condition.
Today: December 4, 2023