Two 23-year-old Ukrainians were detained in Italy after a failed attempt to rob the citizen of India in the subway of Rome. They beat up both the victim and the Ukrainian citizen who tried to protect him, Roma Today reports.
The incident occurred on November 1 at about 9:30 p.m. in a ground subway train, which links the Italian capital with Lido. A video was published on the net where a bald man accosted another passenger. He loudly cursed in Ukrainian language and called himself 'a fascist'.
Then, he started beating up his victim, a 28-year-old Indian citizen; when the doors opened, he and his comrade ran away. The 58-year-old Ukrainian, who tried to protect the victim sustained injuries.
According to the Italian media, the police detained the attackers almost immediately. The injured Indian refused to write a statement, but the police opened a criminal case based on the records from surveillance cameras and statements of some witnesses. The Ukrainians will be judged for the attempted robbery. At the same time, the incident stimulated a lively controversy among Italians, who discuss the migration crisis and the surge of the ideas of neo-Nazism.