Indian cabbie held for assaulting passenger in Oz

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Indian cabbie held for assaulting passenger in Oz
Melbourne, Feb 4: An Indian taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his passenger in southern Melbourne, Victorian police said on Thursday, Feb 4.

25-year-old passenger was involved in a heated argument with the cab driver around 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb 4, in Acland Street.

According to a witness, the passenger kept walking away as the cab driver then grabbed a baton from the boot of his cab, drove up next to the passenger and allegedly starting striking the man repeatedly with the weapon.

"Within a few minutes, many other cab drivers, all of them Indian, all turned up," witness Karen was quoted by news agency as saying.

Police said that the 32-year-old cab driver was arrested and later charged with intentionally causing injury and two counts of unlawful assault.

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