In a separate incident, an 18-year-old student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette reported being assaulted and robbed by two white men on Wednesday morning, Lafayette police officials said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
Attacks on women in Islamic head scarves, racist graffiti and stories about bullying of immigrant children indicated a backlash against US minorities from Donald Trump supporters after his presidential win.
"We call on all Louisianians to reject anti-Muslim bigotry", the group said in a statement. Multiple reports of hate crimes against Muslims, Latinos, black people, and the LGBTQ community have already surfaced.
The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab. The woman reported one of the suspects was wearing a white hat that had "Trump" on it. The student declined medical treatment.
Lafayette Police and University of Louisiana police are working together on the investigation.
Kareem Attia, president of the Muslim Student Association at UL Lafayette, said the attack rattled the campus. "The idea that a person in your community could be targeted just for wearing a headscarf, which is part of our religion, it's disgusting".
Two white males got out of the vehicle and hit the student, who fell to the ground.
His shock ascent to the White House topped a vitriolic campaign in which he promised to ban Muslims from entering the United States and pledged to establish a database of those living in the country.
A Muslim college student in San Diego was robbed and Latino high school students in Northern California were given mock "deportation letters" by a classmate in incidents that authorities believe were tied to Donald Trump's election as USA president.
"The victim describes the suspects as white males, but has not given a definitive clothing description", Lafayette police told KLFY at the time.
"I don't think that's proper", he said.