Swaraj asks Indian embassy to report on beating of Sikh boy

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks during a media availability with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after their meeting at the Indian Foreign Ministry in New Delhi on October 25, 2017. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 25 started talks with Indian leaders expected to highlight the strong alliance between the two nations, with both anxious to counter China's growing influence. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alex Brandon

Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian Embassy in the US for a report on the alleged beating of a Sikh boy in the Washington State.

According to news reports, the 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched and knocked down by his classmate in the Washington State with his father claiming that his son was targeted because he is of Indian descent.

 “I have seen news reports about the beating of a Sikh boy in US. I have asked the Indian Embassy in the US to send me a report on the incident,” Swaraj said in a tweet.