NYP charges 20-yr-old with hate crime for attack on Sikh professor

Washington, Apr. 20: The New York police has arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an attack on a Sikh professor and charged him with a hate crime.

Christian Morales was accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor ‘Osama’ and a ‘terrorist’ attacked him in September.

According to ABC News, Morales was charged with aggravated harassment in connection with attack on Columbia University professor Prabhjot Singh, who suffered a broken jaw.

Singh, 31, was walking home with a friend in upper Manhattan when he was approached by a group of 12 to 15 young men. He was then kicked and punched in an attack that ended after other people intervened, police said.