Melbourne, Jun 2: Ashish Sood, an Indian student, studying at the Carrik Institute was reportedly beaten by a group of 15 youngsters on Saturday, May 30 night at the city"s Chappel Street. Ashish and three others were reportedly attacked, teased and bullied by the youngsters.
Of the four members Ashish was worse hit. He was reportedly hit by a metal object. Later Ashish was admitted to Alfred Hospital with serious injuries and later discharged. The Indian is still in a shock and his nose is still bleeding.
In less than three weeks, this the sixth similar incident of racial attack on Indians in Australia.
Another Indian student stabbed in Oz
Yet another incident of attack on Indian student is reported from Melbourne. The Indian was reportedly stabbed when he was walking out of a restaurant. However he escaped with minor injuries.
This is the sixth alleged racial attack on Indian Students in Australia, which once was considered as the safest destination for Indians. Even as Australia is getting ready to bring in 'hate laws' to deal with racial harassment and discrimination against minorities, the number of attacks suffered by Indian student community specially in Oz is on rise.
Earlier Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had apologised for the racial attacks and had promised strict action against the culprits.