Inderjit Singh Mukker, a US citizen and father of two was on his way to a grocery store when he was repeatedly cut off by a driver who pulled up to his car and yelled racial slurs including calling him a terrorist and Bin Laden. The assailant then drove close to the car and reached into it and repeatedly punched Mukker in the face, causing him to lose consciousness, bleed profusely and suffer a fractured lacerated cheekbone.
Mr Mukker was rushed to hospital where he received six stitches and treatment for lacerations, bruising and swelling. The suspect is in custody.
The Sikh Coalition Legal Director said the group believes Mukker was targeted and assaulted because of his Sikh religious appearance, race or national origin, and requested an immediate investigation.
Sadly this incident came just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.