Indians fall prey to hate crime
Vandals in New Jersey have scribbled 'I hate Indians' on the walls of a house owned by the Indian family.india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 18:48 IST
An Indian origin family in the US state of New Jersey has become a victim of hate crime with vandals spraying anti-Indian slogans and scribbling graffiti against Hindus on their house.
The family, which has three children, is living in fear as police searches for the culprits who painted the hate slogans "I hate Indians" on back of the house and front steps last weekend.
Police has not released the name of the family members. It is learnt that the 42-year-old husband was born and brought up in Tanzania and married to a woman from Mumbai.
The family is not sure who could have done it but says that the neighbours had been friendly.
The family says it is unable to blot out the profanities which are spray painted in orange and neon green as it would cost them thousands of dollars to hire professionals to do the job.
The family had first received hate letters in January but police had treated it as an isolated case.