Indian cabbie attacked in Australia

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.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

Melbourne: 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 yesterday in the city`s
southeastern suburb after an argument with him.

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

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 Singh got
out of his taxi.

The men ripped off his turban from his head and
repeatedly punched him, the report quoted 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," 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.

PTI