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Drunk man punches Sikh taxi driver
Drunk man punches Sikh taxi driver

BY A STAFF WRITER

BRONX, NY -- A drunken, unruly passenger hurled racial slurs at a Sikh cabbie, then punched him and swiped his turban early on April 16 morning.

Harkirat Singh, 24, picked up four riders at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 30th Street around 5 am, but they were so drunk they were falling asleep and giving him contradictory directions, so he kicked them out near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

The rowdy riders refused to pay their fare, and Singh called the cops.

That’s when one of the passengers began shouting “F–k you, Ali Baba,” punched Singh in the arm, swiped his turban and fled, the driver told the police.

Singh, who’s been a hack for just one year, was back working on April 17 night but said he was having a hard time.

“I’m driving, but it’s very tough. It’s very hard. I’m crying on the inside,” he told the police.

“They did wrong — they insulted my faith, my community,” Singh said, adding, “They need to be punished.”

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Update: 22-April-2017

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