By Ram Khatry, Sydney
8 January 2016
Two Nepali youths are in deep legal troubles after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and common assault. Responding to a query from southasia.com.au, police said the men would face the Downing Centre Local Court on February 15.
The alleged assault took place at around 3:30 am on Saturday. The two Nepali youths, only 19 and 20 years of age, were arrested after emergency services were called to a fast food outlet on George Street in Sydney, police said.
One of the accused men tried to escape after his friend was apprehended but an officer quickly got the better of him. Both were later taken to Day Street Police Station in Sydney City and formally charged: the 19-year-old with assault ABH and common assault while the 20-year-old was charged with assault.
Witnesses told police that the victim was allegedly scratched and punched several times by the two men. A video posted by 7News shows one of the man punching a female bystander to the utter shock of other customers of the fast food outlet.
The Facebook video shows the main offender (who punched the female bystander) also being violently attacked by a man who 7News said was the boyfriend of the attacked woman.
Reports said their passports have been confiscated by police.