This Article is From Dec 30, 2013

Indian student in coma after being attacked in Melbourne

A photo taken from the CCTV footage released by the police

New Delhi: An Indian studying in Melbourne is in a coma after being attacked by a group of people over the weekend, Australian media reports.

Manriajwinder Singh, 20, was with two friends when he was assaulted by a group of eight men and one woman.  

The police has released CCTV footage of the attack.  (Watch the CCTV footage)

The Sydney Morning Herald quotes a police officer as saying that the student was punched, kicked and thrown to the ground. He was also allegedly beaten with a stick after he fell unconscious.

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The Age says that the student's brother, Yadwinder Singh, said he was studying a Bachelor of Commerce at a Melbourne university.

The paper says, "Mr Singh, who has lived in Australia for about seven years, said he received a call from his uncle in India on Saturday morning while he was at work. He said his uncle was alerted by the Indian Consulate about his nephew's attack." (Read more)