INDIAN STUDENT ATTACKED

November 29th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »
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Melbourne. –  After a brief lull in racial attacks against Indians in Australia, an Indian, a 31-year old cookery student was stabbed in the stomach by two men after he finished work in a South Yarra bar early this month.

The student who did not wanted to be named underwent an emergency surgery and had a 26-stitches on his punctured bowel after the attack on November 5, according to AAP .

The Indian who was studying cookery in Melbourne has recalled the night he was stabbed in the stomach by two men after he finished work in a South Yarra bar.

The 31-year-old man, who wants to remain anonymous, now bears a 26-stitch scar where doctors performed emergency surgery on his punctured bowel after the attack on November 5.

He said the two men approached him in Lovers Walk South around 11.10 pm as he walked to a railway station. They asked him for money, and when he said he had none, he was punched and assaulted.

“One punched me in the stomach, scolded me and said dirty words. I collected some courage and ran away.”

“I collected some courage and ran away.”

“It wasn’t until he reached South Yarra rail station that he realised he was bleeding and that he’d been stabbed.

He hailed a taxi, which took him to The Alfred hospital where he was operated on immediately.

The victim, who has been in Australia for two years, spent the next 10 days in hospital, and only then did he let his parents in India know what had happened.

Senior Constable Emma Frankcom is appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward. “It was a very callous attack, and we want these two men off the streets,” she told reporters.

Victoria police is now appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

“It was a very callous attack, and we want these two men off the streets,” according to a senior police official EMma Frankcom.

She said the attack did not appear to be racially motivated.

“It appears to be a random attack,” she said.

Ravi Matah.

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