A possie in Aussie

September 17, 2009

Yet another attack on Indians in Australia

A group of up to 70 people racial abused and beat a group of four Indian men in Victoria last weekend.  One of the men suffered a broken nose and jaw, and at least two of the victims were treated in hospital for facial injuries.

Police arrested and interviewed four men following the attack, then released them without charge.

Victorian police have been accused of a cover-up, since they did not release a statement about the attack until after the Times of India reported that members of Melbourne’s Indian community had been “brutally bashed” by 70 locals.

The Australian reports Gautam Gupta of the Federation of Indian Students of Australia said that the police were trying to sweep the issue under the carpet.

“The whole system is try to keep these things under cover,” Mr Gupta told The Australian. Victorian police face pressure over Indian assault

Victorian Premier John Brumby is flying to India next Monday and says the latest incident will make his mission to repair damaged relations between Australia and India all the more difficult.

Also see In India Gillard bears gifts, Crean wags a finger; in Australia Indian students march

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