Suburban Teen Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Violent Attack on Sikh Man

Fifty-three-year-old Inderjit Mukker of Darien says the teen was cutting him off and calling him a "terrorist" and "Bin Laden"

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The Sikh Coalition

A suburban Chicago teenager accused of beating a Sikh man has pleaded guilty to a hate crime.

The 17-year-old from the village of Willowbrook pleaded guilty Dec. 7 on the charges that stemmed from the September confrontation along a road in Darien.

Fifty-three-year-old Inderjit Mukker of Darien says the teen was cutting him off and calling him a "terrorist" and "Bin Laden."

Prosecutors say when they both pulled over the teen punched Mukker in the face. The Sikh Coalition rights group says Mukker suffered a broken cheekbone and cuts requiring stiches.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 8 in juvenile court. The teen faces possible sentences of probation, court supervision or juvenile detention for up to three years.

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