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Bangladesh immigrant assaulted in US by stranger yelling 'F**K Indians'

Updated: Aug 10, 2016 13:09 IST      
Bangladesh immigrant assaulted in US by stranger yelling 'F**K Indians'

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): A Bangadeshi-American immigrant has called on the prosecutors of the Queens Criminal Court, New York to bring hate crime charges against a person he says was attacked while screaming 'F***K Indians'.

Ali Najmi, who is representing Gazi Rahman, the victim, in the court, took to Twitter saying, "This is what hate looks like. My client Gazi Rahman assaulted by a complete stranger who yelled 'f**k Indians."

A photo posted by Najmi shows Rahman lost a significant amount of blood.

As per reports, Rahman, 46, said he was talking on the phone outside a grocery store on Hillside Avenue near Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens, on May 7 when a person named Christopher Porr, 39, who he did not know, asked for money.

He recalled at a news conference outside Queens Criminal Court, "I said, 'I'm sorry I don't have any money," and then the accused punched him and said, "F**K Indians."

Rahman further said he was treated at a hospital for a concussion, a broken nose, and lacerations to his face.

Najmi further tweeted, "On top of all this Mr. Rahman was wrongfully arrested at the scene! Surveillance footage I obtained which exonerates him is from NYPD camera." (ANI)

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