An Indian business owner found himself the victim of a hate crime after his store was vandalized with threatening messages in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to WTHR NBC. The attack comes as a shock to Rajesh Patnaik and his wife, who emigrated from India a little over nine years ago to begin a new life in the U.S.
Vandals left racially-charged messages in spray paint all over the exterior walls, then coated the building in grease and set a fire at their back door. Hateful words like “Hindu Traitors” and “Traitor, Shiva knows” can be washed off, but the damage has been done.
“It is shocking, it hurts,” Patnaik said. “I’ve never seen anything like this before and I’ve lived in the U.S. for a little over nine years.”
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