Indian Cab Driver Assaulted In Australia
New Delhi: Attacks on Indians in Australia are not new. A few years ago there was a spate of incidents targeting Indians. However, the officials then claimed they were not racist, though the truth was otherwise.
In a fresh incident, an Indian cab driver was attacked in Australia’s Tasmania by a couple who also screamed racist slur and said, “You f** Indian, you deserve it.” The driver is undergoing treatment in a hospital.
According to the driver, he had picked up the couple on Friday night and was heading to a McDonald’s drive-thru. He said that he had cautioned about other cars when the woman kept opening the door to throw up.
The couple who became angry with his warning, allegedly started abusing the driver and kicking the vehicle to damage it screaming, “You f*** India” and “Bloody Indian.”
The driver alleged that the man punched him from behind and pushed him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly.
After few minutes, a few pedestrians came to help the driver and called the police and ambulance.
The victim complained that the police did not check the CCTV footage from the drive-thru, which could have been helpful to them to identify the couple.
Meanwhile, another witness came forward to testify on behalf of the cab driver and has presented a video footage of the incident.