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Texas: Woman Assaults, Racially Abuses 4 Indian American Women on Video, Held

"I hate you Indians. All these Indians come to America because they want a better life," the woman said on camera.

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Video Producer: Naman Shah
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A woman was arrested by Texas police on Thursday, 25 August, after she was seen assaulting and abusing a group of four Indian American women in a viral video. She even asks them to go back to India.

The incident took place on Wednesday night in a parking lot of Dallas, Texas, according to a PTI report. The woman identifies herself as a Mexican American.

"I hate you Indian. All these Indians come to America because they want a better life," the woman is seen saying in the video, while repeatedly dropping the f-bomb.

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The person who posted this video wrote that "this incident occurred in Dallas, Texas after my mom and her three friends went to dinner".

'She Had a Gun, Wanted to Shoot'

The mom is seen requesting her not to make racial slurs while she tries to talk to the Mexican American woman, who at one point of time, says she was born in the United States. Then she starts assaulting the women.

"Everywhere I... go, you Indians are... everywhere. If life was so great in India, why you are here," she shouted while also saying the F-word.

Plano Police arrested Esmeralda Upton of Plano on Thursday afternoon and charged her with assault, bodily injury and even for terroristic threats. She is being held on a total bond amount of $10,000.

"This is so scary. She actually had a gun and wanted to shoot because these Indian-American women had accents while speaking English. Disgusting. This awful woman needs to be prosecuted for a hate crime,” Reema Rasool said on Twitter.

In a Facebook post, Rani Banerjee, who was one of the women in the group, wrote that "dinner with friends ended with a frightening experience."

She went on to write that she has lived in DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) "for 29 years and has never felt so "humiliated, threatened, and scared" for her life.

"I hate you Indians. All these Indians come to America because they want a better life," the woman said on camera.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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