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Indian-origin teacher critical after attacked in New Zealand

Asthana was punched in the head and fell “heavily”,striking his head on the pavement,local media reports said.

A 25-year-old Indian-origin teacher in New Zealand is fighting for his life after being mercilessly attacked outside a McDonald’s in central Auckland. Tarun Asthana,a trainee teacher,was standing on the pavement after leaving McDonald’s when he and another man spoke briefly on Saturday,police said. Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Florence said Asthana was punched in the head and fell “heavily”,striking his head on the pavement,local media reports said.

Florence said the alleged attacker had been in McDonald’s with several other men and women and the group had left straight after the attack. Asthana remained on life support in hospital,police said. Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with assaulting Asthana. Inquiries were continuing and police were seeking any information from anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the assault.