Washington, Sept. 23 (ANI): Sikh Columbia Professor Dr. Prabhjot Singh's assault by a group of teens in Harlem on Saturday is being investigated as a hate crime by the police as the assailants shouted slurs, like 'get Osama' and 'terrorist', before attacking him.
New York Police Department said Prabhjot, who wears a turban and a beard, was attacked by unknown suspects who shouted anti-Muslim statements, the Huffington Post reports.
He was knocked down by a group of teens on bicycles, while walking along 110th Street near Lennox Avenue in upper Manhattan late evening, and was punched numerous times in the face, the report added.
Dr. Singh, who is a practicing doctor in East Harlem as well as an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is presently being treated at Mt. Sinai Hospital for severe but non-life-threatening injuries. (ANI)