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Sikh boy attacked in Washington, Swaraj asks Indian embassy's report

By Chennabasaveshwar

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday asked the Indian Embassy in the United States for a report on the alleged beating of a Sikh boy in the Washington.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. PTI file photo

According to news reports, the 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched and knocked down by his classmate in the Washington State. Boy's father claimed that his son was targeted because he is of Indian descent.

Taking cognizance of the incident, Swaraj said in a tweet, "I have seen news reports about the beating of a Sikh boy in the US. I have asked the Indian Embassy in the US to send me a report on the incident."

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