What happened: On 19.11.2020, at the Police Station Bit Pazar, an 18-year old boy reported that he was assaulted by an unknown man between the stalls of the Bit Pazar Market Place. It is assumed that the motive was the boy’s different ethnicity.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the assumed ethnic origin since the victim was assaulted because he had different ethnicity, with the bias indicators being:
- Language – the victim and the attacker spoke a different language;
- Ethnic origin – the victim and the attacker belonged to a different ethnicity;
- Pattern of previous incidents – previous assaults on people on this location.
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among the different ethnic and linguistic groups in society.