Sikh man assaulted in England; requested if he was a Taliban member

London, September 22

A Punjab-born Sikh taxi driver has stated that 4 white males assaulted him in Berkshire, England, and requested if he was a member of the Taliban militant group.

Vaneet Singh (41), from Tilehurst suburb of the Reading city, believes the 4 accused might have been Scottish or Irish.

Singh, who has been left bruised and battered after the incident, advised the police that the boys additionally caught medication up his nostril, vandalised his taxi and tried to drag his turban off.

One of them had requested to be dropped in close by Bramley in any case 4 have been picked up from a on line casino in Berkshire.

“After he got out, he came up to my window holding a black box of substance which I think was cannabis. He asked me to try it and I said it was against my religion and then he lifted up my face mask and forced it up to my nose. It left me feeling intoxicated,” Singh claimed.

Another man requested Singh to cease to urinate.

“He got out and asked to drive the car and I refused. Then he started trying to pull my taxi plate off. I tried to call the police but the network was very poor. Back in the car, they slid their fingers inside my turban and tried to pull it off,” Singh stated.

“They also kicked and punched me in the back through the seat and kept tightening my safety belt. They said, ‘Are you Taliban?’ I said, ‘No, I’m a Sikh’, and told them it was a religious symbol and asked them not to touch my turban,” he added.

All three males acquired out at crimson site visitors in Basingstoke, kicked the again of his automotive, leaving a dent and left.

Besides driving a cab, Singh additionally teaches tabla in Berkshire.

“I have neck pain and chest pain now and my body keeps vibrating. This was 100 per cent a racist attack. I am usually a friendly guy, always laughing but this has made me scared,” he added.

Thames Valley Police stated they have been investigating the case. No arrests had been made thus far. IANS

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