Perth (Australia), August 6 (ANI): An Australian Muslim school director, who is facing charges of fraud, was according to his lawyer, "brutally stabbed" in Perth on Friday.
Lawyer Mark Trowell said his client, Anwar Sayed, who was accused of defrauding the Australian and Western Australian governments of over 750,000 dollars was stabbed in the chest and face after his car was stopped in Perth.
"Sayed was brutally stabbed in the chest and face, after his car was stopped," WA News quoted Trowell, as saying.
"The only question is whether the accused will be alive," he added.
Police spokesman Samuel Dinnison, however, played the incident down saying the victim had only suffered "minor injuries or a scratch". He did not confirm details of the attack.
Sayed is claimed to have obtained over 750,000 dollars by artificially inflating student numbers at the Muslim Ladies College in Kenwick. (ANI)