London, Nov 11: A mob of 30 armed with knives, metal poles, bricks and sticks allegedly attacked group of Muslim South Asian students on Tuesday, Nov 10 near City University in north London.
Out of those attacked, six victims were of Indian origin, say media reports. However, spokeswoman for the university said the university's Islamic society was unable to confirm if any of the students involved were Indian nationals.
Even though university did not divulge on any details of the students, a spokesman for a nationwide body of Muslim students told a news agency that those targeted by the mob included at least six students of Indian origin
The police said that three students along with a passerby, who tried to stop the violence, sustained serious facial and head injures and were rushed to the hospital. So far, three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Ranked among the world's top 500, City University has a large number of international students including many from India.
This incident has raised doubts on the presence of racist elements in the United Kingdom. In another incident that took place earlier this week, groups shouted 'racist' abuses at a student going into a prayer room at the university, and later attacked him.
This comes amid the increased incidents of alleged racial attacks targeting Indians in Australia.