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Sikh driver attacked in LA suffers blurred vision

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Washington: In a glaring incident of hate crime, a Sikh bus driver in Los Angeles was brutally assaulted after he was rebuked as a ‘terrorist’ and a ‘suicide bomber’.

The incident which came to light only two months after the gruesome incident took place, the Sikh Coalition group, is representing the victim Balwinder Jit Singh, who worked as a bus driver for 17 years.

It is said that even as Singh faced the thrashing on November 6, he kept his foot pressed hard on the brake of his bus to ensure the safety of the pedestrians and the passengers.

The assault left Singh with a black eye, swollen and bruised face and jaw, and infection in his eye and even after two months he suffers from blurred vision.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Office, the individual responsible is currently in custody with the Los Angeles Police Department in a different criminal case.

Police say the suspect potentially faces only misdemeanour assault charges for attacking Singh.

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