5 Oct : The racial attacks in Oz targeting Indians refuse to die down as a fresh incident of racial abuse came to the fore against the community in Melbourne on Sunday night.
A group of Australians racially abused community members coming out from a Kabaddi match and damaged their car.
The incident took place at a carpark outside Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium in Epping when a local skateboarder damaged the rear window of a car belonging to an Indian and used abusive language against them.
Police took a note of the incident and said in a statement given, “Associates of the person, whose car was damaged, came to his assistance. Two men were assaulted and hit with sticks in the brawl. These two injured men were from the group outside who had allegedly started to verbally abuse the people from the vehicle.”
The barrage of attacks in the Australia have exasperated the Indians in and around the country and prompted them to retaliate back.
Police told the two Australians, aged 25 and 42, were taken to Northern Hospital with minor injuries and no arrests had been made into the incident for the case was being investigated.
Inspector Doney told in a media statement that the injured men hadn’t pressed charges. “We don’t have a complaint of assault from them.”
Around 30 Indian students have been attacked in various cities from June to August in OZ.
Last week also, a 28-year-old Indian student was attacked with a “plank of wood or a baseball bat” by two men at Keilor Plains train station which left him with 20 stitches on his head.