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Three Indians attacked in Australia

Three Indian students were attacked and robbed in Melbourne when they were returning home at night, a media report said today. The attack occurred as they were walking home from Sunshine station along Anderson road about 10.30 pm on Thursday night.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2009 13:37 IST

Three Indian students were attacked and robbed in Melbourne when they were returning home at night, a media report said on Saturday.

"Attacks on Indian students around Melbourne's railway stations are continuing, with three young men robbed and bashed as they walked home on Thursday night," The Age reported on Saturday.

The attack occurred as the men were walking home from Sunshine station along Anderson road about 10.30 pm.

The students were approached from behind by four to six men near the Derby Road Reserve.

The offenders confronted the students, demanding their wallets and phones, police said.

One of the victims, a 26-year-old from Sunshine, handed over two mobile phones and then fled from the scene.

The remaining two victims were then assaulted by two of the offenders and had their phones stolen, the media report said.

A 24-year-old man from Sunshine received injuries to his head, while a 27-year-old man suffered soreness to his upper body in the attack.

There has been a spate of attacks on Indian students in Melbourne, causing an uproar in India. Canberra had assured New Delhi that the safety of the students would be taken care of.