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NRI cab driver in New Zealand attacked

NRI cab driver in New Zealand attacked
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NRI Cab Driver in New Zealand Attacked. A seriously injured Indian-origin cab driver in New Zealand is recovering from emergency surgery following a...

Wellington: A seriously injured Indian-origin cab driver in New Zealand is recovering from emergency surgery following a vicious, unprovoked attack in the North Island city of Hamilton, a media report said Friday.

The 45-year-old victim said that he had no idea why a stranger knocked his teeth out as he sat in his cab Tuesday, the .

"The attack on me was shocking," he said.

"I needed medical and dental treatment and it's shaken not just me, but my wife and three children as well."

He was punched repeatedly in the face and mouth by a man who then demanded cash.

The victim is now begging anyone with information on his attacker's identity to contact police.

"Because of my injuries I haven't been able to return to work and I would be really grateful for any assistance the public can give to police to find the person who attacked me."

An investigating official said that the victim was sitting in the taxi when the assault began.

He did not believe it was a racist attack.

The offender was described as a male Maori, aged in his early to mid 20s, of solid build, with short dark hair and wearing dark clothing.

Police believe he may be local to the Hillcrest area due to the fact he fled on foot.

He demanded money after the assault but none was taken from the driver, the official said.

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