A new video of an Indian-American being racially attacked by a person in California has surfaced on social media, days after four women were racially abused and then assaulted by a Texas woman who said she hates Indians. In the fresh incident, the attacker, identified as Singh Tejinder, a 37-year-old man, is an Indian-American himself. He has been charged with a hate crime in violation of civil rights, assault and disturbing the peace by offensive language, the Fremont Police department said. Also Read | 'You…Indians are…': Texas woman arrested for assaulting Indian Americans. Video viral
The incident took place at a Taco Bell on August 21 when Krishnan Jayaraman went to pick up his order. "You're a Hindu who bathes in cow urine," the attacker said. "Indian people are a joke. Look at this nasty s**t," he went on.
“You’re disgusting, dog. You look nasty. Don’t come out in public like this again," he continued his rant as he also spat at Jayaraman's face twice -- captured in the video. "...this ain’t India! You...India up, and now you’re...America up,” the man said, as reported.
It was only later that Jayaraman understood from the attacker's words and pronunciation that the attacker was also an Indian. “I was scared, to be honest with you. I was infuriated on the one hand, but I was scared that what if this guy becomes too belligerent and then comes after me?” he told NBC Bay Area.
Police Chief Sean Washington wrote: "We take hate incidents and hate crimes seriously, and understand the significant impact they have on our community. These incidents are despicable. We are here to protect all community members, regardless of their gender, race, nationality, religion, and other differences."