6th attack on Indian in one month in Australia

June 1st, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): While thousands of Indians living in Australia asked for increased security to ensure their safety on Sunday, a cab driver, hailing from Hyderabad, was reportedly bashed up by an Australian, who was in an inebriated state.

The victim suffered injuries on face, leg, and hand besides being left behind with two broken teeth. The local police then took the man to Alfred Hospital from where his family was informed.

“I have injuries on face, leg and hand. I have two broken tooth as well,” the victim, who went unconscious after the attack, claimed.

The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday morning with a 35-year old cab driver who picked up the drunk passenger from the Chapel street for Blackburn suburb in his taxi, before being attacked by him.

“After we reached Blackburn the passenger then asked me to take him to Ringwood when my taxi tyre went flat. I tried to tell him I won’t be able to take him any further. He started abusing me,” the victim said requesting anonymity, said a Times Now report.

The victim, originally hailing from Hyderabad, was then bashed up and punched by the attacker.

The man was discharged today, a family member said.

Police, according to the victim’s family member, also got hold of the attacker.

The victim however said that he did not think it was a racially motivated attack but an “opportunistic crime”.

On contacting the hospital authorities did not provide details of the victim. There was also no official confirmation of the incident so far. (ANI)

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