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Lankan critically injured in machete attack in Paris restaurant

7 March 2018 11:08 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 35-year-old man of Sri Lankan origin has suffered horrific injuries to his head and arm after two assailants, armed with a machete and a saber, stormed an Indian restaurant in Paris’ 10th arrondissement.

The gruesome attack, from which both assailants managed to flee the scene, took place on Monday night in the area of the French capital which is home to a large South Asian community, according to local media reports.

Horrified witnesses described two men, reportedly armed with a saber and a machete, storming the venue and rushing towards one of the visitors – a 35-year-old man from the Sri Lankan community – who was having dinner with his wife.

The victim suffered severe cuts to his elbow, wrist and head, and was practically scalped, according to some reports. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition and was still fighting for his life on Tuesday, according to AFP.

“He was scalped and had his arm and wrist severely cut,” a source close to the case said, according to The Local. Authorities launched a manhunt for the suspects, who were allegedly “settling scores in the Sri Lankan community.”(AFP)

  Comments - 6

  • Zinki N Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:40 AM

    oh this is a racial attack, we need to get hold a few of these guys who are arrested and send them to France to find and burn down all those shops there for killing one of our brothers!

    Piranha Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:35 PM

    Can u read? It says 'Critically injured',not dead

    philip Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:40 PM

    From the article it seems that the attackers were also Sri Lankan...

    JESSICA CABRAAL - MORATUWA Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:31 PM

    Let's stand together ane. Please help me to visit Paris. I work in the insurance.

    Lost Lankan Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:51 AM

    are you serious don't run your business at the expense of an innocent victim.

    Jaliya Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:05 AM

    Great plan Jessica, since you are in the insurance industry I urgently request you to get a full blown life insurance policy before your departure .... at the rate of publicity and bad news from sri lanka you will need that policy for your next of kin.

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