Indian taxi driver attacked in New Zealand

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 18:42

Melbourne: An Indian-origin taxi driver was
assaulted by a passenger in a New Zealand city, nearly two
months after a cabbie from the community was stabbed to death
in the country.

Mohinder Singh is recovering at home from injuries
received during the attack by a passenger in Brookfield on
Sunday morning, New Zealand Herald reported today, without
identifying the assailant.
Singh was among two Tauranga-Mount taxi drivers who were
attacked in the past two days, company manager Bruce Rainey

Another driver working for the same company, was robbed
and threatened by a passenger last night, Rainey said.

"There`s some sort of perception that our guys are an
easy target," he said, adding the two attacks were worrying
for him.
Hiren Mohini, a 39-year-old taxi driver in Auckland, was
fatally stabbed by a passenger on January 31.

There has been two other known attacks on Indians in New
Zealand in recent times. While 78-year-old Jasmatbhai Patel
was killed in a road rage incident last year, liquor store
owner Navtej Singh was shot dead in 2008.


First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 18:42
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