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An Indian man is in a serious condition in a Melbourne hospital after being attacked and set alight by a gang.
The attack comes a week after an Indian graduate student, Nitin Garg, was stabbed to death in the city.
This prompted a travel advisory from the Indian government about the safety of Melbourne.
"The circumstances of parking a car randomly on a side street and just some people approaching him are a bit strange and it's highly unlikely, therefore, to be a targeted attack on any individual."
Police were told the man had dropped his wife at home and gone to park his car after a dinner party when he was set upon in Grice Crescent.
Police allege that as the man was getting out of the car, four men attacked him, pushing him back against the vehicle and pouring an unknown fluid on him.
Originally posted by bkaust
Ugh this is disgusting! For what it's worth not all of us hate the Indian people that live here, but unfortunatley there is always some group ready to ruin our reputation because of their small minded views.
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
I would suggest that maybe gangs who would previously attack random people for thrills or initiation are now deliberately seeking out Indians to attack because of all the recent media hype. If it makes international news then all the more bragging rights. Perhaps it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I honestly don't know what to say...
I've linked to another thread regarding recent violence between Aussies and Indians. These types of crimes [Hate/Race] seem to be on the rise down under. Sad really.
Could any of our Aussie members please chime in and give their perspective?