Melbourne, Apr 14: In a fresh incidence of violence against an Indian in Australia, an Indian student was robbed, brutally bashed up and racially abused.
23-year-old Neeraj Bhardwaj was reportedly attacked near the city police headquarters in Melbourne. He sustained facial injuries, a broken nose and a seriously damaged eye in the assault.
As per a report in The Age on the attack, two drunk men approached Bhardwaj when he was waiting for tram at 4 am (local time) on Easter Monday after a night out.
According to the victim, the men were white and were in their 20s. The men allegedly punched the Indian in the face several times even after he handed over his money.
The assailants, who left with his wallet, reportedly returned a few minutes later and screamed, "F--- off, go back to your own country".
The victim has been admitted to a hospital. The doctors have revealed that the youngster had lost '80 to 90 per cent' of the left eye's capacity in the assault.
This attack comes after a brief period of time during which there were no reports on attacks against Indians down under.
However, an organistation of Indian students in Australia, Federation of Indian Student Association (FISA), alleged that the attacks on Indians continued but the incidents were not being covered in the media.