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Four Indian students assaulted in Australia

india Updated: May 26, 2009 00:00 IST

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Four students from Andhra Pradesh were injured after they were allegedly assaulted in their homes by a couple of teenagers, in the latest attack against Indians studying in Australia.

The culprits were reportedly arrested while the victims, one in serious condition, were admitted in hospital, Federation of Indian Students Association founder Gautum Gupta said, adding one of the attackers has been charged with attempt to murder.

A Victoria police spokesperson said, “The incident involved offenders gate-crashing a party and the victims happened to be Indian.”

According Gupta, the attack was racially motivated and could have serious repercussions on the $3.5 million Australian education industry.

Gupta said all the students hailed from Andhra Pradesh.

However, their names are yet to be known.

Gupta said he would now demand from the Victorian government to seriously look into the matter in which Indian students are being targeted.

“Earlier such attacks were more subtle but now we are seeing they are being done more openly,” he said.