A 23-year-old Indian student was beaten up for the second time in a fortnight by a group of youths here, the 11th person from the community to be assaulted within a space of a month in Australia.
Kamal Jit was found unconscious and bleeding by another Indian student in western suburb of the city on Sunday.
It was the second attack in two weeks on Jit, who was previously pelted with eggs by several masked men after getting off a late night train at St Albans station in western suburb.
"It is very bad because we pay a lot of money and we are living far away from our country and from our families and we are without protection," Jit was quoted as saying in The Age newspaper today.
As he walked home at about 1:40 am yesterday, Jit said, he noticed three men acting suspiciously in a car and he tried to avoid them.
He then saw two men come out of it near a pizza shop, while another waited in a car.
"The two guys pushed me to the ground and I was hit on the head, I think with a steel rod," Jit said.