Sikh Teen’s Hair Cut Off in Hate Crime

June 1, 2005

Source: Vancouver Sun

On June 1, 2005 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Richmond police and Sikh leaders are asking for public calm in the wake of a violent and racially motivated attack on a 17-year-old Indo-Canadian youth last week in a school park. According to police, the victim was jumped and viciously beaten by five Caucasian men in their early 20s as he was walking home through school playing fields outside Grauer elementary at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday. The youth, a baptized Sikh, had his turban torn off in the assault and a portion of his long hair cut off by one of the thugs, who used an Exacto knife."