Munich: An Indian man died, and his wife sustained injuries after they were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saturday.

"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," Swaraj tweeted.


The external affairs minister said she has asked Indian mission in Munich to take care of the couple's two children.

Prashant and Smita hailed from Kundapur, Udupi district in Karnataka and both were techies. They had moved to Germany 15 years ago and had obtained German citizenship in 2018.

The alleged attacker hails from New Guinea and had been living in the same apartment as Prashant and Smita.

He was produced before the Augsburg court with charges of attempt to murder. With the death of Prashant, he will now be tried for murder.

A report in The Times of India stated that the accused was involved in a dispute with the Indian couple. He stabbed both of them with a kitchen knife when the altercation escalated.

Prashant died of severe injuries to his head and body. Smita suffered injuries but her condition is said to be stable. The couple have two children and are currently in the care of the German government.