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Sikh Community Calls For NYPD To Investigate Queens Attack As Hate Crime

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Members of the Sikh community are calling for justice after a Queens man has been hospitalized in an apparent bias attack.

As WCBS 880's Monica Miller reported, Sandeep Singh, 29, was drifting in and out of consciousness at a hospital Tuesday as his wife and dozens of supporters gathered at the Richmond Hill intersection where he was hit a week earlier in front on his construction business.

"A man in a truck had called him a terrorist and told him to go back to his country," said the victim's wife, Prabhurpreet Kaur, cradling the couple's infant son in her arms. "When Sandeep protested, the man ran him over, dragged him 30 feet under the truck and left him to die.

Sikh Community Calls For NYPD To Investigate Queens Attack As Hate Crime

"This attack is not only an attack on my husband, it's an attack on the Sikh community. It's an attack on the Americans. I ask anyone who has any information about the men who attacked my husband to please step forward."

Amardeep Singh of The Sikh Coalition joined Kaur in asking for the public's help.

"This turban stands for love," Amardeep Singh said. "It stands for peace. It stands for justice."

Kaur noted that two years ago Tuesday a neo-Nazi killed six Sikhs at a Wisconsin temple.

"As we remember them today, I urge the NYPD and FBI to investigate the attack on my husband as a hate crime," she said.

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