Indian left bruised after racial attack in Australia

According to a local newspaper Dandenong Leader, police said the man was walking to Sandown Park rail station about 6:40 am when four teenage males on bikes approached him, three with baseball bats.

One asked him “Buddy, are you Indian?” police official Jo Hayden said the man was hit from behind, fell and was kicked while lying on the ground.Two passers-by took the man home, she said. He was bruised and had a large cut on his nose. He told the police his attackers looked about 15-16 years old. Federation of Indian Association of Victoria president Vasan Srinivasan said he was surprised about the attack which took place in eastern suburb which is considered to be multicultural.

The newspaper quoted Hayden as saying that another Indian was attacked on Tuesday last, but refused to comment if it was racially motivated. The 39-year-old was walking home about 6pm along Moncur Ave in Springvale. The police said he was punched to the ground from behind and kicked while on the ground.

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