The authorities are investigating the incident. The Indian consulate in Chicago is also in touch with the officials over the attack.
Ali moved to the US six months ago
Ali belongs to Hyderabad and moved to the US nearly six months ago to pursue his masters. His wife in India, Syeda Ruquiya Fatima Razvi, also reached out to the Centre over the incident. She requested assistance to travel to the US along with three minor children.
According to Ali’s account, he was punched by the men in the eye and was hit on the face, ribs and back. The ABC7 report said he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for several cuts and bruises.
Four Indian-Americans found dead in January
In January, four Indian-Americans were found dead in the US, raising concerns among Indians over the safety of people of Indian-Americans in the foreign nation.
About 4 million Indian-Americans live in the US.
Last week, two cases emerged where two Indian-Americans, 19-year-old Shreyas Reddy Benigeri and another student, Neel Acharya, were found dead in Ohio and Indiana, respectively.
The cases are being investigated, however, the authorities have ruled out foul play according to the initial information available.
On January 16, 25-year-old Vivek Saini, was fatally attacked in Georgia by a homeless drug addict. In another case, Akul B Dhawan, an 18-year-old was found dead last month with signs of hypothermia in Illinois.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Feb 07 2024 | 12:36 PM IST