The incident occurred Tuesday morning amid reports of a shooting at Brooklyn subway station
Dozens of people gathered together on Monday in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens in New York to show support for a 70-year-old Sikh man who was brutally attacked in the area.
Ironically, less than 24 hours after the solidarity rally, reports are just coming in of two other Sikh men who were attacked and robbed in Richmond Hill – the very same neighborhood where Nirmal Singh, an elderly visitor from India was attacked in an unprovoked incident. This fresh distressing episode occurred very close to where Singh was assaulted.
Read: Sikh man visiting NYC from India brutally attacked (April 6, 2022)
The case involving two Sikh individuals is currently being investigated and Sikh Civil Rights organization Sikh Coalition has come forward to assist the victims who are both responsive and getting medical attention. Out of respect for their privacy, their names and pictures are not being released currently.
According to the New York Police Department Hate Crime Task Force one suspect is in custody and the search is on for another one.
Tuesday’s attack on two Sikhs in New York came on a particularly disturbing morning amid shocking reports of an attack on Brooklyn Subway that left 16 people injured, including 10 shot.
Five of the victims were in critical condition after a man in a worker’s vest put on a gas mask, opened a canister that filled a subway car with smoke and then opened fire, the police said.