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Australian NRI faces charges of attacking compatriot

An Indian manager has been charged with inflicting grievous injuries to his compatriot, leaving him clinically dead.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2005 18:59 IST

A non-resident Indian restaurant manager has been charged with inflicting grievous injuries to his compatriot, leaving him clinically dead.

The Central Local Courton Mondayordered 23-year-old Rasandeep Singh Gujral to surrender his passport and report daily at Five Dock police stationuntil his case came up at Downing Centre on January 17, setting bail at$200,000 for causing bodily harm to Sanjeev Kumar.

Kumar, 25, an Australian resident, lay at a local hospital with serious head injuries as a result of a scuffle between him and Gujral, the Sidney Morning Herald reported.

However, Gujral's lawyer argued that his client had acted in self-defence, trying to break-up a fight already in progress outside his restaurant.

First Published: Oct 31, 2005 17:01 IST