In a ghastly assault on a 24-year-old Indian student in Bonn, Islamic extremists slashed his tongue when he refused to convert to Islam, German police said Thursday.
Police said the Indian student was attacked on Christmas eve when he was on the way to his home in Bonn.
The men enquired about his religion and asked him to convert to Islam, warning him that they would cut his tongue if he refused to do so, Der Spiegel reported.
The student, who was not identified, told the police that he was attacked by two men from behind after he ignored them.
Police spokesman Frank Piontek said two attackers severely beat the 24-year-old and then slashed his tongue with a knife. The attackers then fled in a car.
The police did not give details of injuries but said the information that the victim gave was credible.
A passerby found the bleeding student on the road and called an ambulance. The student was admitted to a local hospital and was released a day later.
The Bonn Police’s Department for Politically Motivated Crimes is investigating.