Nehra’s family shocked over ‘racial’ attack on their son in Australia

May 30th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Yamunanagar (Haryana), May 30 (ANI): Family members of Rajesh Kumar Nehra at Yamuna Nagar in Haryana are under shock since learning about their son becoming a target of a racist attack in Australia.

Nehra studying in Sydney has suffered 30 percent burn injuries after some unidentified person hurled a petrol bomb at his house in Harris Park in Sydney, where he was staying with his friends.

As Rajesh battled the flames, his friends wrapped him in a blanket and took him to hospital.

“Somebody hurled a petrol bomb in the house where he was staying and he sustained burn injuries. His friends wrapped him in a blanket and admitted him to a hospital,” said Neelam, Rajesh’s sister.

A series of attacks on Indian students have angered the family members who question the Australian government’s failure in providing security to their kids.

Rajesh’s family now wants to get him back to India.

“Why would we send our children to such a place where our kids are not safe. The government should stop issuing visas if they cannot provide security? Do they call the children just to mint money?” said Amarjeet, Rajesh’s mother. (ANI)

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