A 15-year-old Sikh boy was brutally beaten by a gang of white teens in Edinburgh today. The attack is believed to be motivated by intolerance as the teens were heard yelling racist obscenities during the assault.
In addition to being very badly beaten, the young boy had his turban violently removed and his hair chopped off.
The victim, whose name has not been released by police, is reported to be very “shocked and upset,” according to a report in this morning’s Scotsman. He was apparently alone, on his way to a relative’s house when the attack occurred.
Rav Singh, vice president of the local Sikh temple said: “This was a very bad experience for the young lad. A knife was pulled out. He did not know what was going to happen.
He was afraid they were going to kill him and he just closed his eyes and hoped for the best.”
The young boy is currently in stable condition.