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US racist attack: Woman stabs Asian student multiple times in head

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 January 2023, 12:20 IST
US woman stabs Asian student multiple times in head.

A woman, aged 56 stabbed an 18-year-old Indiana University student multiple times in the head on a bus because the victim is Asian, according to a report by New York Post.

The woman, identified as Billie Davis told cops that she attacked the student for her race. According to court documents obtained by WRTV, the woman told police that the 18-year-old student "would be one less person to blow up our country."

The 18-year-old victim was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on a Bloomington Transit bus when another passenger started striking her in the head, the police said.

There was no interaction between the victim and the attacker prior to the attack.

The NY Post report said, the accused was charged with the battery until hospital workers discovered seven stab wounds on the victim's head.

Earlier, the police re-interviewed the accused who admitted to using a folding knife in the racially-charged attack and charged her with attempted murder. It's uncertain if the accused will also be booked under hate crime.

According to police the attack on the teenager was completely unprovoked. The police allege the accused unthinkingly attacked as the student waited for the bus doors to open.

A witness went after the accused in order to give her location to the police.

Indiana University Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs James Wimbush in a statement said, "This week, Bloomington was sadly reminded that anti-Asian hate is real and can have painful impacts on individuals and our community."

"No one should face harassment or violence due to their background, ethnicity or heritage. Instead, the Bloomington and IU communities are stronger because of the vast diversity of identities and perspectives that make up our campus and community culture."

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First published: 17 January 2023, 12:20 IST