Mr Manmeet Sharma, a casual bus driver was set on fire by a random attacker while he stopped to pick up the passengers in a outer suburb of Brisbane.
Queensland police is currently holding the suspected attacker Anthony O'Donahue in customer and produced him in Brisbane court today.
The Indian community in Brisbane is shocked by this attack on one of the well known community members.Mr Sharma is a singer and song writer. Mr Sharma's family is arriving to Australia today to collect the remains of the murdered family member.
Attacks on minority community members could by default become racially motivated attacks until proven otherwise. It is very similar to any act of arson or killing of members of public being treated as a terrorist act by police generally until proven otherwise.
Queensland police have been very quick in ruling out a racial motivation or terrorist act behind this killing of the Indian bus driver.
Indian community members in Brisbane as well other minority community members are waiting to hear the answers as to why this young innocent young man was targeted in in such a horrific manner.
Many cab drivers in Australia hail from minority communities including Asian and African origin communities.cab drivers turned up at murder site on Friday in hundreds to offer candle light vigil in support of murdered driver.
Both Queensland premier Anastasia Palaskzczuk and Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk offered their condolences to the family members of the killed young man.
Queensland police are investigating currently to identify the motive behind this senseless murder.Their efforts in investigation and repeated reassurance to the minority Indian community members about nonracial motive to the murder will hopefully allay the anxiety of all the Indian community members feeling extremely vulnerable following the murder of a fellow community member.