Sixty eight year old California Sikh man attacked in a race related hate crime

Sixty eight year old, Amrik Singh Bal, a Sikh man living in the Fresno, California area, was viciously attacked on Saturday while waiting for a ride to work.

 

Two Caucasian men stopped their vehicle in front of where Bal, wearing blue turban, was waiting for his ride. The assailants began yelling racist hate speech before hitting Bal with the bumper of their car. The men got out of their vehicle and began hitting Bal in both the face and upper body.

 

The attackers continued to ask Bal, “Why are you here” while beating him. Bal fell onto the ground hitting his head.

 

Bal suffered a broken collar bone and abrasions to his hand and nose.

 

Fresno police said the case will be investigated as a hate crime.

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