US man jailed for assaulting, chasing Sikh cab driver with hammer

Prime News, International (Washington), December 19:- A US man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a brutal attack on a Sikh American taxi driver in Seattle city last year.

Swarn Singh, 53, was assaulted with a hammer by Rory Benson on December 16, 2017. The accused pleaded guilty to the attack and was given the sentence by a court in Seattle late last week, the community`s civil rights group — Sikh Coalition — tweeted on Tuesday.

During the incident, Singh, who maintains Sikh articles of faith including unshorn hair and a turban, had parked outside an apartment building to drop Benson and his mother, the group said in a statement. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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