Another Indian student attacked with a knife in Melbourne

June 2nd, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, June 2 (ANI): Another Indian student has been attacked by a group of males in Frankston in Melbourne after they stopped him and demanded money and cigarettes despite Australian Government’s promise to take strict action against those who attack Indians.

Nardeep Singh, a nursing student at Chisholm College was slashed with a stanley knife carried by one of the group, a spokeswoman for Victoria Police said.

The latest attack has been widely reported in India, naming the victim as Nardeep Singh, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Police said the attack happened at 1.30 around midnight as Singh was leaving the college. Five males confronted him as he crossed the car park.

Singh, a non-smoker, did not handover his money or cigarettes as they demanded, and was slashed across the chest with the stanley knife.

Police said his injury was minor and he did not need hospital treatment. Singh has been in Australia for just two months. The victim is from Ludhiana in Punjab. (ANI)

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