March 2019 | Indian student assaulted on Melbourne train

Date: 12 March 2019

Source: SBS

A 23-year-old student from India was assaulted and her belongings stolen while travelling on a Melbourne train on Sunday.

Monash University student Kritika was returning from a trip to the city with her friend when the alleged incident occurred.

“All the girls started hitting me really badly. They kicked me, they punched me. They pulled my hair. They slapped me. I have bruises,” she told 7 News.

The incident occurred near Oakleigh around 5 am on Sunday while Kritika was going back to her accommodation in Clayton.

Victoria Police say it began with a verbal altercation that quickly degenerated into a physical assault by a group of teenagers.