Toronto: Police are on the lookout for a pair of suspects who assaulted and robbered Muslim woman outside a public school in north Toronto.
According to police, the woman, who was wearing clothes associated with the Muslim faith was on her way to pick up her kids from a school in North York on Monday.
The two men approached her and physically attacked her while hurling anti-Islamic and racist profanities.
The suspects called her a “terrorist,” telling her to “go back to your country.” They then ripped off her hijab, punched her, and stole her cellphone, as per police’s statement to Global News.
Police added that the woman was kicked and beaten, sustains minor injuries and was taken to hospital, according to the National Post.
She went to a nearby school in the Flemingdon Park area for help, where someone inside telephoned police.
Owais, the woman’s brother, told 680 News, his sister usually takes her 3-year-old when she picks her other two kids up from school, but had decided to leave the toddler with her sister.
He said when he saw her, she and her children were crying.“I don’t know what human, if they are human, could do that to anybody,” he said.
Police are in search of the two suspects and described them as white men, according to CityNews.