In a suspected incident of hate crime, a 19-year-old Sikh was attacked in New York Metropolis, United States, allegedly for carrying a turban whereas travelling on a shuttle bus. The assault left the youth injured. The assault occurred within the early hours of Sunday because the Sikh youth was commuting in a shuttle bus in Queens, a borough of New York Metropolis, reported by CBS Information.
In line with the police, the assailant approached the sufferer, demanding the removing of his turban, stating, “We do not put on that on this nation, and take that masks off!” Subsequently, the attacker repeatedly struck the teenager within the face, again, and the again of his head, leading to minor cuts. The assailant additionally tried to forcibly take away the sufferer’s turban earlier than disembarking from the bus and fleeing the scene on foot.
The suspect is described by the police as a male aged between 25 and 35, with a darkish complexion, slim construct, roughly 5’9″ tall, brown eyes, and black hair. Authorities have reached out to the general public for help in finding the suspect.
The incident is presently beneath investigation by the New York Police Division’s hate crime unit, and it has been categorised as a hate crime assault, in response to NBC New York. As of now, no arrests have been made in reference to the case.
The sufferer, who stays unnamed, declined additional medical therapy on the scene, as talked about within the police assertion despatched to The Messenger. Neighborhood activist Japneet Singh conveyed the sufferer’s present state, stating, “Proper now, the sufferer could be very traumatized. The household could be very scared for him,” as reported by ABC7.
Regardless of refusing speedy therapy, the sufferer’s accidents are extreme sufficient that he will probably be unable to work for the subsequent few days, as revealed by Singh. The Sikh Coalition, a nationwide group representing the minority neighborhood, confirmed their engagement with the survivor, providing assist as wanted. The group emphasised the continued investigation by the NYPD into the incident as a hate crime, advocating for the significance of non-public security in public areas for everybody, regardless of their background.
[With PTI inputs.]