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Another Indian student assaulted in Melbourne
May 07, 2008 19:29 IST
A 21-year-old Indian university student has been badly injured, after he was beaten up by a group of people, apparently in a racially motivated attack in Melbourne.
The student, who wanted to be known only as David, had been knocked out in a vicious attack, The Age reported on Wednesday.
David, who has been in Australia for just two-and-a-half months, was walking home from a railway station at night when four men stopped him and asked for a cigarette.
"The four people surrounded me from the four corners and smashed a bottle on my head and I lost consciousness and after that I don't know what happened. They were beating me a lot," David said.
"They punched me, kicked me," he said, adding, "I asked people driving on the other side to help, but they didn't listen to me."
David, who was hospitalised for 10 hours, received stitches to his head and underwent treatment for severe facial swelling, a black eye and a broken nose.
In April, 23-year-old Indian student Jalvinder Singh, who was working as a part-time taxi driver in Melbourne, was stabbed and left to bleed on the roadside, allegedly by a passenger.