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Indian immigrant beaten, set on fire in Italy

An Indian immigrant was beaten and set on fire near Rome and has been hospitalised in a serious condition, Italian police said.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2009 19:31 IST

An Indian immigrant was beaten and set on fire early Sunday near Rome and has been hospitalised in a serious condition, Italian police said.

The 35-year-old homeless man was sleeping in the Nettuno station south of Rome when several people beat him brutally before setting him on fire with a container of petrol, police told ANSA news agency.

Police were investigating whether the incident was an anti-immigrant attack, but had not ruled out whether the perpetrators intended to rob the victim, who was hospitalised in Rome.