Australia regrets attack on Indian national in Hobart

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 : Expressing regret over the attack on an Indian origin taxi driver in Hobart, Australia has said it places great importance on the safety and security of Indian community in the country.

"We regret the attack on taxi driver of Indian origin in Hobart which occurred over the weekend. We place great importance on the safety and security of everyone who resides in Australia, including our Indian community," said a spokesperson from the Australian High Commission.

Indian nursing student Li Max Joy, who is a part-time taxi driver, was attacked by a group of teenagers in Hobart over the weekend.

He was admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital with deep wounds on his face and chest. The spokesperson said that Joy has now been discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital. "The matter is current and under investigation by Tasmania Police. Tasmania Police takes all assaults seriously. We understand that whether the assault was racially-based will be a component of the investigative facts," the statement said.

Source: ANI