Reward increased in Central California assault on Sikh man

Dec 30, 2015 1:31 PM by News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A reward for information leading to the arrest of two men who attacked a Central California Sikh man has increased to $12,000.

Police on Tuesday offered a $5,000 reward but after a town hall meeting Tuesday, more money was raised.

Meanwhile, a hate crime investigation continues Wednesday after 68-year-old Amrik Singh Bal was assaulted Saturday and left with cuts to his nose and hand and a broken collar bone.

On Saturday morning, Bal was warmly dressed, wearing a turban and waiting for a ride to work when authorities say two men in a car approached him and began swearing at him.

Police say Bal tried to cross the street, but the men backed up the car and hit him.

Then they got out and beat the man before taking off.

Bal continues to recover at home.

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