The attack on the two men – who were on an early morning walk – reportedly took place at the same location where a member of the community was attacked 10 days ago.
Two Sikh men were assaulted in an alleged hate crime incident in Richmond Hills area of New York, US, on Tuesday. The Consulate General of India in New York has condemned the assault, terming it “deplorable,” and said they were in touch with the police who are investigating this incident.
One person has been arrested in connection with the crime, it said.
The attack on the two men – who were on an early morning walk – reportedly took place at the same location where a member of the community was attacked nearly 10 days ago.
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According to local media reports, two suspects hit the men with a pole and removed their turbans.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, condemning the attack, tweeted: “Another hateful attack against our Sikh community in Richmond Hill. Both individuals who were responsible must be brought to justice. Anyone with information about this should immediately contact @NYPDnews.”
NY State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, the first Punjabi American ever elected to New York State Office, said that there has been an “alarming 200% rise in hate crimes against the Sikh community in recent years”.