Three in court over attempted murder of Indian student in Plaistow

Three men appeared in court yesterday following the stabbing of a student in Plaistow.

Samareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri, 25, and Nishanth Puttapaka, 23, all of Kent Street, Plaistow, are accused of the attempted murder of the 26-year-old student at a flat in Kent Street, Plaistow.

They were remanded in custody and will re-appear at Inner London Crown Court on March 2.

It is understood that the victim, Praveen Reddy, walked into Newham General Hospital just after 8am on Friday to say he had been stabbed. He is understood to be an Indian student enrolled for an MBA.

The victim is still in hospital in a critical condition, with wounds to the abdomen.

11 arrests were originally made after the incident. One man has been released without charge, the other seven have been bailed to return to police on various dates.

Mr Reddy’s family live in Pragathinagar of Vanasthalipuram in Indian They hail from Deshmukh Jangareddygudem village of Pochampally mandal in Nalgonda district.

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He has been visited in hospital by relatives. One said he could not speak but communicated by writing. They said he underwent surgery on Saturday. A couple of officials from the Indian Embassy and Local Telugu Association have also visited him in hospital to inquire about his condition.