Melbourne, Jun 7: A car belonging to Indian student was torched by some miscreants in Melbourne on Saturday, Jun 6. However the Australian police ruled out any racial motive behind it. 22-year-old Vikrant Rajesh Ratan, who had used all his savings to buy the car, said the vehicle was burnt on Saturday. He added that two other cars, also belonging to Indians, which was parked next to his vehicle were also damaged during the accident.
Ratan said to media, "We were sleeping when it all happened. We heard the fire alarm of the car. When we went out to see what happened we saw the cars on fire." Despite all the diplomatic pressure from India on Oz, the attack on Indian community continues specially in Melbourne.
Ratan who hails from Ludhiana, had bought the car just few days ago. The car was not even insured. He said that the incident might be handiwork of a group of drug addicts who used to sit near the premises. The Indian said that there was no chance of short circuit that could have burnt the car as the weather is cool.
This is the eleventh attack reported on Indians in Australia in a span of few weeks.