Two South Asian men were attacked by compatriots with a leather belt on Peking Road. Photos: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons

Hong Kong police were hunting for four South Asian men who allegedly assaulted two compatriots in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, on Monday evening. At 9pm, two men aged 30 and 36 were walking near 12 Peking Road and got into a quarrel with a group of four South Asian men, Oriental Daily reported.

Suddenly, one of the four men took off a leather belt and whipped the first two men with it. The four fled before police arrived.

Suffering from injuries on their heads, faces and hands, the victims were sent to hospital. They told the police that they did not know why they had been attacked.

A criminal investigation unit based in Yau Tsim is looking into the case, which was categorized as common assault occasioning actual bodily harm. No one has been arrested so far.