The incident is said to have taken place on Sunday night local time of New York City, America. The prestigious American CBS News channel reported that this incident took place while the Sikh youth was traveling by shuttle bus from Queens, New York.
It is said that an assailant approached a Sikh youth who was traveling in a bus and asked him to remove his turban. When he refused, we don’t wear turban like this in our country. Thus, the assailant demanded that you also remove it and throw it away.
The Sikh youth never gave in to the demands of the perpetrator. Thus, the accused punched the Sikh youth several times in the face. Then he also hit the back of his head. Thus, it is said that the young man had many injuries on his face, but was not fatally injured. While beating the Sikh youth, the assailant tried to remove his turban. However, the young assailant was not allowed to remove his turban. Later, the information of Kirataka getting down from the bus is available.
The accused who beat up the Sikh youth is said to be 25 to 35 years old. He was dark complexioned. It is said that he was thin and 5.9 inches tall. The injured Sikh youth was described as having black hair and brown eyes.
The New York Police Department has a separate unit to investigate cases of racial hatred and assault. The police personnel of this unit have started to investigate the case. The police are treating the incident as a racially motivated attack. No one has been arrested in connection with the case, the New York Police Department said in its media release.
Japneet Singh, an activist of a Sikh community organization told the media that the body condition of the injured Sikh youth is stable and he is recovering. Information is also available that the family members of the Sikh youth are frightened by this incident.