Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

July 3, 2003

Source: News Channel 10


On July 3, 2003 News Channel 10 reported that "New Bedford residents say there is no place in their city for hatred... More than 150 people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday to condemn last week's brutal attack on a pizza delivery man... Bhalerao is recovering at home from his injuries and was unable to attend the event. Organizers read a statement he wrote in which he thanked supporters while expressing outrage that such a thing could happen in a 'civilized society.'"