NEW YORK – 57-year-old Rohit Patel was attacked in a hate crime last week and the offender escaped the incident spot, leaving the victim lying on the road after he beat him badly.
The victim was bleeding from many parts of the body as he suffered severe injuries including broken teeth. He got stitches on his mouth and forehead because 24-year-old Nyle Kilgore beat him badly.
Kilgore pursued Patel for a few seconds before knocking him out with a blow to the head.
The report also showed that the main reason for the offender targeting Patel was that he is Indian and there have been a few more hate crimes that happened against Indian men in New Jersey.
The victims son, Dipen Patel, said in a CBS report, “My dad is a very fragile, innocent man who was just on his daily walk”. His son added, “What went through your mind to see him and actually want to cause him pain?” He told that his father was walking outside their home when he witnessed an individual getting out of the motor vehicle that had stopped nearby.
A report by CBS New York showed that the cops arrested Kilgore and charged him with bias intimidation and aggravated assault. He is now out after posting bail.
Dipen is angry on the bail of the offender. He said, “I don’t understand how you can have someone who is continuously committing hate crimes, violent hate crimes, and he’s able to get out the same night”.
According to him, he and many other Indians living nearby are afraid to go outside of their home because the offender is out on bail. He can harm any other Indian for the same reason anytime. He and his wife were shifted in the month of May from the United Kingdom to New Jersey but now they are planning to shift back from where they came.
A large number of Indians live in the New York and New Jersey areas who are now afraid of living there due to hate crimes.
Many incidents have happened with Indians in the past few months. It is seen that the Indian-American community has been the target of robberies in many cases especially when the event of Diwali was near because the families have cash money and gold jewelry at home to celebrate and dress at the event.
News Source: www.IndiaTimes.com