Trevor, i think you missunderstood me.
I said, looking at the district his photos were shot in, kinda makes me understand why he was assaulted. It looks like a dangerous and violent place to be. The Person who attacked Ashi, was possibly on drugs or didn't want to be on the photo. Isn't the best way of street photography to shoot first, ask questions later? Also expains why the attacker was after his Camera.
She didn't want the picture taken. It's not the only photo i have seen on his flicker with conflicts. So yeah it's a risky job what he is doing.