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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Sikh Youth's Hair Cut off in Possible Hate Crime

According to CBC:

Richmond RCMP are investigating the attack on an Indo-Canadian teen as a possible hate crime.

The 17-year-old boy was walking through a field at Grauer Elementary School last Thursday afternoon when he was attacked by five men in their twenties.

It started when one of the men made a racial slur. The teen ignored the taunt and walked away, but the suspects ran after him, punching him several times in the head before knocking him to the ground.

The victim told police the attackers held a small knife to his neck and his wallet was stolen. Then one of the suspects grabbed the victim's turban and cut his hair off.
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