Amit Alisher said he had no words when he heard the news of his brother's death. Photo: ABC
Amit Alisher said he had no words when he heard the news of his brother's death. Photo: ABC James Bennett

Brother fears bus driver was racially targeted

THE Indian brother of the bus driver burnt to death in Brisbane says his family suspects the killing was racially motivated, despite police yesterday stating there was no apparent motive for the attack.

Twenty-nine-year-old Manmeet Alisher was killed when a man set him alight in front of passengers in suburban Brisbane on Friday morning.

Upon hearing the news, his brother Amit Alisher drove through the night so he could board a plane for Australia and eventually bring his late brother home.

He told the ABC that while the family accepted there was no evidence it was a hate crime, they feared the worst.

"We suspect that it may be [racially motivated]," he said.

Read more at ABC News Online.


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