August 7, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
California, USA: A Sikh man was reportedly beaten up multiple times by two racists in California. The is investigating the incident as hate crime.
As per media reports, the incident happened last week near the intersection of Keyes and Foote roads as the man was putting up campaign signs alone along a rural stretch on the outskirts of Keyes, the police were quoted as saying by The Sacramento Bee.
A report in The Tribune quotes Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson saying that the assault was being investigated as a hate crime. “This is a random despicable criminal act against a member of the Sikh community,” Sheriff reportedy said. The victim was struck multiple times as the assailants screamed ‘you’re not welcome here’ and ‘go back to your country’ before spray painting his truck.
The victim required medical attention so an ambulance was called and he was treated on the spot for cuts and other wounds. According to a Facebook post, the man was hit with a rod in the head but he escaped any major injury due to his turban, The Tribune notes.
Also, the post shared an image of the pickup truck spray painted in large black letters with the words “Go back to ur country” alongside a Celtic cross.