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NEW YORK: A 20-year-old man has been charged with hate crime for attacking a Sikh professor of Columbia University here in September.
Christian Morales of Harlem was charged on Saturday with racial hatred and aggravated harassment against Professor Prabhjot Singh who suffered a broken jaw in the attack on Sept 21.
The 31-year-old Sikh was attacked just blocks away from his home in upper Manhattan by a group of 12 to 15 mobsters who called him `terrorist’ and `Osama.’ The attackers pulled his beard and kicked him as he lay helpless on the pavement.
Prof Singh was walking with a friend when the goons pounced upon him. Some passersby intervened to stop the mobsters from attacking Prof Singh. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where he had to undergo surgery on his jaw because of the severe damage.