Bonn, Dec 28: A 24-year-old Indian student, who was brutally assaulted here on Christmas eve by two men demanding him to convert to Islam, has been discharged from hospital after his condition improved, German police said today.
The student, whose identity has not been revealed, is recovering well and his injuries are not as serious as thought initially, a police spokesman told PTI.
Der Speigel reported that the university student had to be treated at a local hospital for a lacerated tongue following the attack.
According to the victim, he was approached by two men who asked him what his religion was before demanding that he convert to Islam. Otherwise, the men said, he was an infidel and his tongue would have to be cut out.
Then, as the man tried to walk away, the two assailants attacked him from behind, the victim told police.
A passerby happened to come across the bleeding victim and called an ambulance. He was treated at the hospital.