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Two more Indian students attacked in Australia

Melbourne, Mon, 10 Aug 2009 ANI

Melbourne/Indore, Aug 10 (ANI): Two more Indian students were separately assaulted by a group of men in Australia.

 

Gaurav Kakkar, a student of a hairdressing course, was attacked by a group of men on Friday when he was talking to his family in Punjab's Ferozpur from a local telephone booth.

 

On the same day, Mohit Mangal from Indore was attacked when he was on his way to a shopping mall in Sydney.

 

According to sources, Mohit was attacked from behind with a beer bottle on his head and beaten up with a baseball bat on his waist and leg.

 

According to Mohit father, his condition was out of danger.

 

Mohit, who works as a mall supervisor, had gone to Australia about two years back to pursue his study in BE.

 

The attacks assumes significance as India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is currently on a visit to Australia to raise concern over the recent violence against Indian students in Australia.

 

About the motive of these attacks, Krishna said: "By and large, I think there are so many other considerations which have led to this attack on Indian students."

 

"In India itself, we will have to take some measure like regulate unscrupulous agents to ensure students understand what is in store for them when they go abroad to study," he added.

 

Australian police told Krishna that the attacks had not been racially motivated and blamed Indian media for labelling the incidents as 'racially motivated'. (ANI)

 


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