Four Indians Assaulted in Two Separate Incidents in Oz

In latest incidents of violence against Indians in Australia, four youths, three of them taxi drivers, were attacked in two separate incidents in Brisbane, PTI reported citing a media report.

“Four more attacks on Indians in Brisbane, Queensland, took place,” Sky news reported.

Report, however, didn’t contain any more information about the victims.

“Three of them have been directed at cab drivers, one who told how he was punched and dragged from his taxi,” it said.

It may be mentioned that Indian cabbies make up for more than 70 per cent of the cab driving jobs and are so said to be more prone to such attacks.

In another incident, a 23-year-old pizza delivery youth was beaten up with a cricket bat and pondered while he was making a delivery in Brisbane, said report.

Brisbane-based Indian consul S D Singh said that police yesterday informed him of the attacks and even one person involved in one of the attacks was nabbed, said report.

Singh said that he had no further details of the incidents.

“Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh will reach Brisbane today and will meet community leaders and members of the Queensland police to discuss the recent spate of attacks,” Singh was quoted as saying.

The meeting is expected to be held tomorrow.

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