Hate-crime: US man blinds roommate

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New York:  In a bizarre hate-crime, a man has gouged out his roommate's eyes in New York and threatened to kill him saying "I hate Indian people".

Latchman Ramnarine, a Queens man who is being treated for depression at a group residence, was blinded by a racist who ripped out his eyes, a lawsuit alleges.

Jason Wallace used his bare hands to rip out Latchman Ramnarine's eyes, New York Post reported Monday.

Wallace pleaded not guilty to assault with intent to disfigure.

The hulking, 280-pound attacker repeatedly threatened to kill Ramnarine in the Queens Village apartment they shared.

"Wallace became unstable and aggressive," said Ramnarine's lawyer, Michael Grossman.

"He repeatedly threatened my client with words like 'I am going to kill you' and 'I'll break your bones because I hate Indian people'."


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