US NRIs call for zero tolerance of racial attacks

US NRIs call for zero tolerance of racial attacks

Indian American officials from North Brunswick and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey met with residents to discuss the aftermath of assaults against persons of Indian origin over the past 18 months.

NRIs had voiced concern over safety after a recent attack against Rohit Patel, 57, who was horrifically beaten by Nyle Kilgore, 24, in North Brunswick.

Mayor Francis Womack also said it is not acceptable especially in their area that is a home and a community.

The meeting as attended by several NRIs and others who sought answers on the cause of the crimes over the last few years.

In 2010 Divyendu Sinha, 49, of Old Bridge was attacked by a group of teenagers as he walked home with his family. This year 6 suspects from Texas were charged for a string of robberies in homes of Indian families in the area, and in Edison and South Plainfield.

Mayor Womack assured residents that off-duty police officers will continue to be hired to patrol the area, and additional resources have also been deployed.