A 22-year-old Indian taxi driver in Australia was attacked by four men who ripped off his turban and repeatedly punched him during the assault.

The men attacked Ravisher Singh on Thursday in the city’s southeastern suburb after an argument with him.

Three men have been arrested on the charges of assault, according to The Age newspaper.

Mr. Singh said he had picked up the group from the Mentone Hotel and was driving them to the Chelsea Heights Hotel.

An argument started with the men when they arrived at a pub on the corner of Springvale and Wells roads and Mr. Singh got out of his taxi.

The men ripped off his turban from his head and repeatedly punched him, the report quoted Mr. Singh as saying.

He said the men knocked him to the ground and left his face bloodied and bruised before fleeing.

“Indians have had this for five or six years and it will happen again unless something is done to stop it,” Mr. Singh was quoted as saying by the report.

“We are just working hard trying to make a living. We don’t deserve this,” he added.

Victoria police were currently investigating the case, the spokesperson said.

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