Sikh Student Attacked in Scotland

February 22, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times,00050003.htm

A Sikh student in Scotland was punched and kicked by a group of thugs who accused him of having a bomb in his turban.

The group battered Lakhivar Singh, 22, a student of Paisley University, as he was waiting for a bus after finishing work as a part-time supermarket shelf stacker.

The thugs ripped off Singh's turban, punched him in the face and kicked him as he lay on the ground at one of Paisley's shopping centres last week till security guards chased them away, according to the Daily Record newspaper.

"At one point I thought I would be killed in the attack," Singh, who arrived in Scotland about six months ago to do his post-graduation in finance, said.

"All my family are in Mumbai and they just want me to come home because they think Scotland is no longer safe for me," he added.