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Another Indian student attacked in Melbourne

June 02, 2009 16:47 IST

Another Indian student has been attacked by a group in Frankston in Melbourne after they stopped him and demanded money and cigarettes despite the Australia's promise to take strict action against those who attack Indians.

Nardeep Singh, a nursing student at Chisholm College, was slashed with a knife carried by one of the group, a spokeswoman for Victoria Police said.

Police said the attack happened at 1.30 around midnight as Singh – from Ludhiana in Punjab -- was leaving the college. Five males confronted him as he crossed the car park.

Singh, a non-smoker, did not hand over his money or cigarettes as they demanded, and was slashed across the chest with the knife.

Police said his injury was minor and he did not need hospital treatment. Singh has been in Australia for just two months.

Source: ANI