Another Indian student stabbed in Australia pleaded with attackers

May 28th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) An Indian student, who was robbed and stabbed in this Australian city, had pleaded with his attackers who just laughed at him, a media report said.
Baljinder Singh had left a railway station Monday when two men carrying weapons approached him and demanded money. As he searched through his bag to hand over his wallet he was stabbed in the abdomen, Herald Sun reported.

“They just laughed when they stabbed me in the stomach. They laughed at me…I was screaming ‘don’t kill me, don’t kill me’,” he said.

The 25-year-old student said fears among the Indian student population in Melbourne were growing after a spate of attacks.

Singh said he once believed Melbourne was a safe place to live in, but now thinks that Indian nationals were being targeted as easy prey.

“Now there are lots of attacks. You can see that in the western suburbs,” he said.

Darrell Allen, a police official, said it was an opportunistic crime and was not racially motivated.

“I don’t think it’s racially motivated. It’s an opportunistic crime and it’s of great concern,” he said.

The attack follows another attack on an Indian student on a train May 9.

Sourabh Sharma, 21, was beaten by a group of thugs, one of whom is shown laughing in the video footage of the attack.

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