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.