Thug charged with hate crime after he brutally attacked Orthodox Jewish man at random in 'Knockout Game'
- Amrit Marajh, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime
- He is alleged to have punched Shmuel Perl, an Orthodox Jewish man, in the face
- Police are investigating if it was a so-called 'Knockout Game' assault, in which the object is to knock out an unsuspecting person with one punch
Police are investigating whether it was part of a so-called ‘Knockout Game’ assault, in which the object is to knock out an unsuspecting person with one punch.
Amrit Marajh, 28, of Brooklyn, had just left a bar at around 2:45a.m. on Friday with three friends and was talking about boxing when the topic of the knockout game came up, police sources said.
Victim Shmuel Pearl, left, pictured leaving the 66th precinct police station in Brooklyn on Friday and, right, his alleged attacker Amrit Marajh
Shmuel Perl, 24, said that he overheard his alleged attackers daring each other to punch him out just before he was actually assaulted