From the SAJA list. Nabeel Siddiqui, a nj south asian student (from pakistan originally) attacked with a bat (whenever we hear of baseball bat deaths, it almost always involves an asian victim). he just died. they're trying to get public awareness to get the perpetrators tried as adults. pl fd as necessary.


Subject: Re: South Asian student in Critical Condition baseball bat carjacking attack (fwd)

Dear Sree,
Unfortunately... he died few minutes ago.. (4:55pm)

Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 13:40:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: S. Asif Alam
To: saja@columbia.edu
College student in coma after carjacking attack

Dear Sreenath,

Nabeel Siddiqui's condition is very critical. We are told by the prosecutor office that it would
help them run the case as adult instead of juvenile IF THE CASE GETS MEDIA ATTENTION.

I am attaching photographs of Nabeel along with a short description of what happened. I would appreciate if you carry the new on THE NEWS as well as any contact you may in the United States.

Syed Asif Alam
Tel: 908-227-2117

Press Release:

Nabeel Siddiqui, 24, a computer science major who graduated from NJIT this summer, remains in critical condition at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's University Hospital in NewarK following an assault Saturday, September 27th.

Nabeel suffered brutal neurological injuries and trauma which has caused severe damage to
different parts of his brain.

He was attacked by a baseball bat on his headat  Haxtun Avenue in Orange, NJ, while delivering a pizza to an address there.  According tothe police report, the  resident of that address was not home at the time of  the attack and later told police no one there had orderd a pizza.

Three juveniles, a 16-year-old from Woodbridge and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old from Orange are in custody for this henious, pre-mediated and cold-blooded attack. They are charged with aggravated assault, robbery, carjacking, and possession of a weapon, police have said.

Nabeel's mother arrived one week after. His father however is still in Pakistan running around
the red-tape of visa processing.

Press Clippings thus far:



(Newhouse News Service)