New York: Truck Driver Runs Over Sikh Man After Racist Abuse

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  1. thethinker

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    Very unfortunate incident.

    New York: Truck Driver Runs Over Sikh Man After Racist Abuse

    New York: A 29-year old Sikh man is in critical condition after he was hit by a pickup truck in New York and dragged nearly 30 feet following an argument with the driver who allegedly hurled a racist slur at his friend and him.

    Sandeep Singh, a father of two, was with his friend Baldey Singh when he was hit by a pickup truck late on Tuesday night.

    Sandeep was rushed to the hospital where he is in a critical condition.

    Rights group 'Sikh Coalition' has called for a hate crime investigation into the incident.

    Baldey told ABC News that the two men had just finished dinner at a restaurant nearby and were standing on the street when the driver of the truck pulled up near them.

    Baldey said the driver yelled a racial slur at him and his friend. Sandeep, annoyed at the driver, hit the truck with his hand. The driver then pulled forward, stopped, and got out of the vehicle, holding something in his hand.

    Baldey recalls that they became "concerned, afraid, and felt threatened" by the driver's aggressive behaviour.

    The two men and the driver got into an argument following which the driver got back in his truck. However, Sandeep wanted the man to stop and call the police. Sandeep then stepped in front of the pickup truck when the driver started his truck and ran over him.

    The report said Sandeep was dragged roughly 30 feet down the street and his body finally came loose from the truck, which kept on going.

    Footage from the survellaince camera on the street showed the men getting into an argument and then a few minutes later Sandeep trying to stop the pick-up truck from fleeing the scene. He is then seeing being hit by the truck and dragged some distance.
     
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  3. Otm Shank

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    Prayers for him and his family.

    Hope south asian groups keep pressure up on law enforcement and courts to catch and persecute his attacker to the full extent of the law.
     
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    Hopefully the culprit would be caught soon as there is surveillance camera footage. Shouldn't be that hard to get the license plate number of truck and trace the driver.
     
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    Y the hell he was in front of truck to stop it . Better call police tell truck no.
     
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    ^^^ lol coz he was a sardar. :D
     
  7. Ajesh

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    I just read a comment on Youtube sometime ago that Black Americans are now lot more respected and not messed up against because whenever the White Trash messed with Black Americans they would give back in equal Measure but Indians in America somehow do not relatiate or atleast threaten to. I think time has now come to become more combative for the Indians living Outside.
     
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    what about the driver?? has he been arrested yet
     
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    At least the Sikh had the guts to act!
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Tell that to an angry Sardar!
     

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