Two Indians, including a taxi driver, have been assaulted in two separate incidents in Brisbane.
Following the attacks late on Thursday and early on Friday, Queensland’s Acting Premier Andrew Fraser assured that they have a “welcoming, tolerant society”. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland province.
A taxi driver was attacked at about 2.40 am on Friday after an argument broke out with two men in Carindale, in Brisbane’s southeast.
The men allegedly punched the driver in the face several times and smashed the car’s windscreen, AAP news agency reported. Police on Friday charged a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old man with assault, wilful damage and attempted stealing.
In the other assault on Thursday, a 25-year-old man was assaulted and robbed while using a phone box near his home in Macgregor, in Brisbane’s south at about 10.40 pm.
India on Friday conveyed its disappointment to Australia at the latest attacks on Indians in Brisbane and asked the Australian authorities to do more to prevent such incidents.
“We have learned about the attacks in Brisbane. We are getting further details. We are disappointed at the attacks that are still continuing. Clearly more needs to be done,” MEA spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said in New Delhi.