Sydney, Dec. 21 (ANI): Australian police wants to speak to the 'very manly' woman accused of racially abusing an Indian woman travelling on a bus with her.
The alleged offender racially abused the Indian passenger 'throughout the journey into the city', the police said in a statement, after she was accidentally 'bumped' by the Indian woman's handbag.
According to the Age, when the journey was completed and the Indian woman and her Indian friend got off the bus in the city, police said that the 'abusive' woman also got off the bus, followed the two victims and 'physically assaulted them by slapping them across the face'.
When one of the victims attempted to use a mobile phone to telephone police, the alleged offender 'slapped the phone out of her hand and smashed it on the ground', the statement said.
The abusive woman also threatened that 'something bad' would happen to the Indian women, if they told police about what had happened.
The Indian women told police that the ugly incidents occurred on Wednesday December 12, after they caught the Bay Street bus at 12.30 pm, the report added.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the long-running incident, which they said ended in a 'racially motivated assault," the report said.
Police said that the abusive woman's travelling companion was aged in her 30s, had a small skinny build and "dull blonde medium hair tied into a ponytail." (ANI)