A Sikh boy was badly beaten on October 26 2017 by the sidewalk of his school Kentridge High School. The video appears to show another boy sneaking up on the Sikh boy and starts to punch him. The boy his hit continuously and eventually falls to the ground.
The High School officials and the police are investigating the crime. The family alleges it was a race targeted crime due to him being a Sikh with a turban.
The video originally posted on the user’s snapchat went viral and made it’s way onto Facebook. Many on Facebook expressed strict punishment on the suspect. The High School officials told the press the incident was not racially motivated but a continuation of a school incident.
The city of Kent has a history of racially motivated attacks on Sikhs.