Oz teens arrested for beating Indian student

May 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): Police has arrested two people this morning for assaulting an Indian student on a Melbourne train after he refused to give them cigarettes.

The two youths who were picked from Hoppers Crossing were aged 16 and 18, and are being interrogated. CCTV footage of the bashing helped police identify the alleged attackers.

Sourabh Sharma, 21, was attacked by a group of seven men. He was attacked when he was travelling alone along Melbourne’s Werribee train line on May 9, The Herald Sun reports.

The seven men approached Sharma as he sat listening to the radio. The youths took Sharma’s backpack, which contained Australian 650 dollars for his tuition and rent, along with his mobile phone.

Sharma was taken to hospital with a fractured cheekbone and a broken tooth. The attack was dubbed as ‘Indian Hunting’ but authorities believe it was not racially motivated. (ANI)

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