'I'm not a psychopath': Man who punched woman in McDonald's brawl fears he'll be deported

A Nepalese student accused of punching an innocent woman in the face after a violent brawl at a Sydney McDonald's, says he fears he’ll be deported if convicted.

Pawan Shrestha claims he mistook the woman for one of his attackers, when he allegedly lashed out and punched her in the head on Saturday.

The 19-year-old said he was drunk and dazed when he was attacked in McDonald's on George St in Sydney’s CBD.

“I apologise to her,” Mr Shrestha said.

Pawan Shrestha has been released on bail over an alleged assault at McDonalds. Source: 7 News
Pawan Shrestha has been released on bail over an alleged assault at McDonalds. Source: 7 News
Vision of Mr Shrestha during the alleged attack. Source: 7 News
Vision of Mr Shrestha during the alleged attack. Source: 7 News

“I never try to hit a girl. Why, why, why?

“You’re a girl, you’re someone’s daughter.”

Mr Shrestha worked at McDonald's in Bondi, but lost his job after video of the attack was made public.

Mr Shrestha fears he will be deported if found guilty. Source: 7 News
Mr Shrestha fears he will be deported if found guilty. Source: 7 News

“How can I show my face now,” he said.

“I’m not a psychopath sir, I’m not a crazy.”

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Victims of crime advocates said police had no choice but to release Mr Shrestha on bail under strict conditions, including surrendering his passport.

Video footage from the wild brawl. Source: 7 News
Video footage from the wild brawl. Source: 7 News

Mr Shrestha will face court in February charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

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