Melbourne, Jun 2: Nardeep Singh, an Indian student in Australia was reportedly attacked while he was on his way to attend college. The 20-yr-old Singh, who came to Australia just a month back hails from Ludhiana of Punjab.
Nardeep who is a nursing student at the Chisholm Technical Institute in Melbourne, was reportedly assaulted by at least 5 men, which included two Australians. He was attacked at a car park, where these 5 men asked him for cigarettes. When he replied that he was a non-smoker, the group asked him for money. When Nardeep refused to give them, one of the attackers stabbed him in his chest.
However, Nardeep escaped further assaults and reached the police station. Police recorded his statement. Nardeep suffered excessive bleeding and is currently under observation in a Melbourne hospital. Though Australia had promised strict action against the those involved in racial attacks, the number of assault against Indians, specially students are increasing.