An Indian- origin, Manmeet Alisher, 29, working as a bus driver was covered in inflammable liquid by a passenger who burned him to death in front of horrified passengers in Australia. He was also a well-known singer in the Punjabi community in Brisbane. Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the attack did not appear to be a case of racism.
The victim was driving a Brisbane City Council bus, was targeted by a man who threw an “incendiary device” at him which sparked a fire.
A 48-year-old suspect was arrested at the bus stop and placed in custody.
Meanwhile, the Punjabi community in Brisbane expressed shock over the death of Alisher. Flags will also be flown at half mast across Brisbane on Saturday (29th Novemebr) as a mark of respect for the Alisher.