The New Zealand Herald reported that Mohinder Singh was attacked by a passenger on Sunday, Mar 21, in Brookfield. Singh is reportedly recovering at home after the attack.
There was a second attack on a taxi driver later that night, who was also working for the same company as Singh. He was robbed and threatened by a passenger.
Raising concern over the attacks, company manager Bruce Rainey told the NZ Herald, "There's some sort of perception that our guys are an easy target."
He is also mulling over the installation of secuirty cameras and screens in new vehicle. However, he has to wait till the NZ government's review into driver safety is out.
In Jan 2010, 39-year-old Hiren Mohini, an Indian-born Auckland taxi driver, was fatally stabbed by a passenger.