Two plead guilty to attack on Sikh driver in US

Washington: Two men have entered guilty pleas to hate crime charges in the vicious attack on a Sikh taxi driver in Sacramento the US late last year as police and FBI have launched a massive manhunt to nab the attackers of two other elderly members of the community.

42-year-old Pedro Ramirez of Natomas on Monday pleaded to a felony assault charge at Yolo Superior Court in California and admitted that his attack on Harbhajan Singh on November 28, 2010 was a hate crime.

He also admitted that he caused great bodily injury to the victim.

Another man Johnny Morales, 33, of West Sacramento, who had a lesser role in the attack, also pleaded to felony assault.

The two assailants reportedly made references to Osama Bin Laden while beating and robbing Singh, a local newspaper reported.