Melbourne: A shocking incident occurred during a 16-year-old Indian-origin boy’s birthday celebration when he was attacked in a stabbing incident. Following the unprovoked attack, the police have arrested a 20-year-old suspect.
The victim, Rhyan Singh, was playing basketball with his friends in Tarneit, a Melbourne suburb, when they were unexpectedly ambushed by a gang armed with machetes on Thursday evening, as reported by TV channel 7News.
The assailants, consisting of about seven to eight males, demanded Singh’s new Nike Air Jordan sneakers, which he had received as a birthday gift, along with his and his friends’ mobile phones.
As a result of the attack, Singh sustained multiple stab wounds in his ribs, arms, hand, and back, and he was also struck in the back of his head.
“An altercation occurred and the youths were stabbed a number of times before the offenders left the scene,” the Victoria Police said in a statement.
“The victims were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the offenders were last seen in a dark coloured vehicle,” the police added.
“When we heard this news our world just collapsed,” Singh’s mother told 7News.
“When he said ‘mummy I love you, I think I’m dying, I’ve been stabbed, I think I’m dying’ I was like, ‘that’s it, that’s it, we’ve lost him forever’,” Singh’s heartbroken mother told the channel.
According to Victoria Police, officers from Alliance Taskforce executed a warrant at an address in Commonwealth Drive, Aintree on Friday and arrested a 20-year-old man.
He has been charged with armed robbery, recklessly causing serious injury, police said.