Man who attacked Muslim expectant mum has second charge dropped

19th Jun 2020

Harun Nasrullah

A man who launched a savage attack on a heavily pregnant Muslim woman at Bay Vista cafe in Sydney, Australia, has pleaded guilty to assault, but the victim’s family is furious another charge was withdrawn.

Stipe Lozina appeared at Parramatta Local Court on June 4, where he admitted to the horrific assault on Rana Elasmar who was nine months pregnant, in November last year.

Shocking CCTV footage showed the 43-year-old approach hijab-clad Elasmar before unleashing a barrage of 14 punches all over her head and body and dragging her to the ground where he repeatedly stomped on her head.

Lozina appeared via video link from Parklea Jail and pleaded guilty to assault, but a separate affray charge was withdrawn.

The victim’s family described the result as “very frustrating.”.
“Very disappointed… It doesn’t change anything,” her sister said. “It happened. The repercussions are still there, she’s still dealing with the physical and psychological effects.”

Hundreds of wellwishers sent her messages of support and hoped the unborn child was not harmed in the cowardly attack.The following month, Elasmar announced she had given birth to a healthy baby boy named Zayn.

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