A Muslim woman was beaten unconscious by a violent mob in Spain in “revenge” for last week’s vehicle attacks in Barcelona.
The police have confirmed that the unnamed 38-year-old woman who was wearing a hijab was lynched by a gang of men yesterday, and needed hospital treatment for severe bruises, cuts and anxiety.
Doctors are keeping the victim in hospital while she recovers from her injuries.
The Diversity Management Unit (DMU) of Madrid’s city police is treating the attack in the Usera neighbourhood of Madrid as a racist attack.
Reports state that investigators believe the attack outside the Usera metro station was a revenge attack for last Thursday’s vehicle attacks in Barcelona.
The deadly attacks which ISIS took responsibility for resulted in 14 deaths and more than a hundred people injured.
Spanish police have said that female victim of the Madrid attack saw very little of the perpetrators’ faces.
The attackers were not described to have been wearing any political or religious clothing that could have overtly linked them to any anti-Muslim groups.
Senior police officers say they have increased police patrols near Madrid’s mosques.