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.