Indian taxi driver attacked in New Zealand
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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 said.

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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