New Delhi: An Indian studying in Melbourne is in a coma after being attacked by a group of people over the weekend, Australian media reports.
Manriajwinder Singh, 20, was with two friends when he was assaulted by a group of eight men and one woman.
The police has released CCTV footage of the attack.
The Sydney Morning Herald quotes a police officer as saying that the student was punched, kicked and thrown to the ground. He was also allegedly beaten with a stick after he fell unconscious.
The Age says that the student’s brother, Yadwinder Singh, said he was studying a Bachelor of Commerce at a Melbourne university.
The paper says, “Mr Singh, who has lived in Australia for about seven years, said he received a call from his uncle in India on Saturday morning while he was at work. He said his uncle was alerted by the Indian Consulate about his nephew’s attack.”