Criminals film themselves attacking nurse in training in Sydney and Turbans 4, Australia member Rahul Kumar
Disturbing moment when criminals armed with baseball bats film themselves attacking a member of Turbans 4 Australia
- Trainee nurse Rahul Kumar was brutally beaten by thugs outside a Sydney gym
- The Australian member of the Turbans 4 suffered both a broken arm and head injuries
- Attack filmed and later posted on social media, raising concerns it was targeted
- Fears could resume politically motivated attacks on Indian people
A gang of thugs used baseball bats and metal bars to beat up a nurse in training before posting the video of the heartless attack online.
It is feared it could be a continuation of a spate of attacks by Hindu nationalists on Sikhs in Australia echoing the conflict in India.
Rahul Kumar, 30, was brutally attacked on Saturday afternoon by a group of hooded men outside Plus Fitness Westmead gym in western Sydney, while another filmed the attack.
Mr Kumar, who is a member of the Sikh charity group Turbans 4 Australia, was about to get into his car after training when the men suddenly ambushed him and beat him mercilessly before dispersing.
The men attacked Mr. Kumar with baseball bats and metal bars while one of the group filmed the attack
He was left with a broken arm and required eight stitches to his head, as well as severely bruised legs.
Kuman said he is now afraid to leave his house.
“They beat me up pretty badly,” he told Seven News.
“My head was bleeding, my shirt was all red with blood.”
“That was the worst time I’ve been through.”
Video of the attack was later posted on the social media platform TikTok, raising concerns that the attack on Mr Kumar was politically motivated.
Turbans 4 Australia spokesman Amar Singh said the ordeal was similar to last year’s in western Sydney by a hate group targeting Indian people who did not support the country’s government enough.
The attack broke Mr Kumar’s arm and also caused him to need stitches on his head along with bruises on the legs
Kumar says the attack makes him afraid to leave his home because there are fears it could be a hate group targeting Indian people for political reasons.
“It feels like a gang like that,” Mr Singh said.
“They have had the same modus operandi since last year and attack random people from the Indian community.
“I think this gang needs to be checked.”
Police are asking people who witnessed the attack or can identify the perpetrators to come forward.