Another Hate Crime on Indians (This Time in NJ)
Over the past several days, I have been so engulfed with work, in upgrading TORI website and other things. This news is a bit dated – but I came to know about this only after Bhanu Prakash alerted me to it this evening. The fact that I did not even know about this news until now tells you how out of touch with news lately….
The following news is via Indian Express..
An Indian computer scientist, who was brutally attacked by three juveniles three days ago while taking a walk with his family in a New Jersey suburb succumbed to his injuries on Monday, police said.
The three 17-year-old assailants, whose names have been withheld because of their age, have been arrested and now charged with homicide, they said.
49-year-old Divyendu Sinha, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus and presently working as a consultant with Siemens, sustained injuries after he was attacked by three teenagers on Friday night when he was walking with his family near his home in Old Bridge in New Jersey.
You may recall the 1987 Dot-Buster incident when an Indian teen was killed by overzealous groups. Is Joel Stein reflecting a popular anti-Indian sentiment on the rise? Is our behavior in public places is causing this sentiment?
What do you think?