With no let up in assault cases against Indians in Australia, four more youths from the community, including three cabbies, were attacked in Brisbane even as a couple was arrested on Thursday over the killing of Ranjodh Singh whose partially-burnt body was found last month.
“Four more attacks on Indians in Brisbane, Queensland, took place,” Sky News reported, without identifying victims.
“Three of them have been directed at cab drivers, one who told how he was punched and dragged from his taxi,” it said.
The fourth victim was a 23-year-old pizza delivery boy who was bashed up with a cricket bat and robbed while making a delivery in Brisbane.
Brisbane-based Indian consul S D Singh said that on Wednesday, police informed him about the attacks and also arrested one person involved in one of the incidents. He said he had no further details about the incidents.
“Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh will reach Brisbane shortly and meet community leaders and members of the Queensland police to discuss the recent spate of attacks,” Mr. Singh told PTI.
Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man and his 20-year-old wife were arrested at two addresses in Sans Souci in Sydney’s south in connection with 25-year-old Ranjodh Singh’s murder, police said.