An 18-year-old Pakistani man has been convicted of hate crimes after he forcibly cut the hair of a Sikh student during school in Queens, violating the boy's religion.
Prosecutors say Umair Ahmed forced the 15-year-old boy to take off his turban, and then cut his hair with scissors at the Newtown High School in Elmhurst.
The incident happened in May last year.
Ahmed faces up to four years in prison when he's sentenced next month on the charges. [Link]
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