An Indian hailing from Punjab was found dead on a roadside in Sydney on Sunday. The police have has sent the body of Dharmendar Singh for post-mortem. He is believed to be in the age group of 30-35.

“The cause of the death will only be known after autopsy is done. The police are investigating the cause of the death,” a police official told PTI.

Over 100 attacks

Over 100 incidents of attacks on Indians, particularly students, were reported in 2009 in Australia, mostly in Victoria, and the incidents of violence have continued this year too.

Twenty-one-year-old Nitin Garg was stabbed to death on January 3, the first case of casualty in a series of vicious attacks on the community members.

Garg, who migrated from Punjab and who had permanent residency, was stabbed in the abdomen in a park while he was on his way to work.