Sikh teenager assaulted in United States, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeks report
The boy’s father has claimed it was a hate crime, however, school authorities have denied it.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said she had asked the Indian Embassy in the United States to send a report on the alleged assault on a Sikh teenager in Washington.
According to media reports, a 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched by his classmate outside of the city’s Kentridge High School. The incident was recorded and shared on Snapchat.
The boy’s father has claimed it was a hate crime. However, school authorities have denied it and said the incident was a continuation of an earlier dispute in the classroom, PTI reported.
“I am feeling so, so bad because this happened with my son,” the father said, according to PTI. “He never interacted with this guy. He never knew his name, I don’t want to see this happen again with my son or anyone else. I don’t want to see this.”