Karnataka: Sikkim man beaten up in Bengaluru, called 'Chinese'
The victim of the racial attack had shifted to the city seven months back to eke out a living and was going home after celebrating his marriage anniversary.
In a shocking incident symptomatic of how Indians treat people from the Northeast, a 31-year-old man from Sikkim was brutally assaulted by unknown people for being a ‘Chinese’, which left him with grievous injuries, police in Bengaluru said on Saturday (August 19).
According to police, the incident occurred on the night of August 15.
Dinesh Subba, 31, a native of Rinchenpong town in Sikkim, was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries in his body, including his nose. Subba had moved to Bengaluru seven months back with his wife and three-month-old child to eke out a living. He is working in a restaurant in the city, police said.
On August 15, he celebrated his marriage anniversary with some friends and was on his way home alone late in the night when a few miscreants waylaid him.
Calling him ‘Chinese', they thrashed him black and blue leaving him badly injured. After beating him up, the accused fled the spot.
A police patrol team spotted him lying with grave injuries and writhing in pain. They admitted him to the hospital.
Later, Subba lodged a complaint with the police.
Police have started investigation and were looking for CCTV footage to trace criminals involved in the assault.