A 17-year old Sydenham boy was denied bail by a children's court as it emerged that he was already out on bail at the time of the incident in a separate case of assault and robbery on another Indian victim in November.
He was remanded to return to court later this month.
An Indian student Manrajwinder Singh, along with his friends, was assaulted and severely injured by a group of 8 men who attacked them at Birrarung Marr near Princes Bridge, as he and two other friends waited for a train. While Singh was hit on the head, another of his friend was attacked on the face. The third person with them managed to flee and call for help.
Meanwhile, the Victoria Police refused to accept the bail application of the gang on allegations of the 17-year old criminal out on bail in a separate instance.
Yadwinder Singh, the victim's brother, now wants strict action against the gang, while praying for his brother's quick recovery.
"He is not out of danger but he is responding well to the medicines. However, right now our main concern is the recovery of our brother," his brother said.
The Indian Consulate in Melbourne is in constant touch with the family of the victim and helping his parents in speeding up their visa process.