Chicago: A distressing incident unfolded in Chicago as Syed Mazahir Ali, a student hailing from Hyderabad pursuing his Master’s degree in the US, fell victim to a violent attack by four robbers. The shocking assault, captured in a video shared on social media, has ignited widespread concern regarding the safety of Indian students studying abroad, particularly in America.
Ali, a resident of Langar Houz and a student at Indiana Wesleyan University was returning home with food when he was ambushed by the assailants. In the chilling CCTV footage, Ali can be seen desperately fleeing from his attackers near his residence on Campbell Avenue. Despite his efforts to escape, he was overtaken and subjected to vicious physical assault, leaving him severely injured and pleading for help.
The harrowing video recording shared online depicts Ali’s distress as he recounts the traumatic experience, his voice trembling with fear and pain. He describes how the attackers ruthlessly kicked and punched him before stealing his phone, leaving him in a state of shock and vulnerability. The incident has reignited concerns over the safety and security of Indian students studying abroad, particularly in light of recent attacks targeting individuals of Indian origin in the US.
Tragically, this incident comes on the heels of another disturbing event involving the death of Indian student Shreyas Reddy Beniger in Ohio. With the safety of Indian students abroad under scrutiny, there is a pressing need for authorities to address these alarming trends and ensure the protection of vulnerable individuals pursuing their educational aspirations far from home.