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
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.