*UPDATE: The Huffington Post reports the victim as Sunado Sen from Calcutta, India. He was not married and had recently opened a business.
“My heart is broken because this guy was so nice and quiet,” said Sen’s roommate Md Khan.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
Police say a “mumbling” woman pushed an unsuspecting man to his death in front of a New York City train Thursday night. This is the second time in less than a month that a commuter has been killed in such a grisly manner.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. at a station in Sunnyside, Queens, where witnesses said the young woman was seen talking to herself and pacing the platform. After taking a seat on a wooden bench, the suspect attacked the victim who had little time to react.
“When the train pulled into the station, the suspect rose from the bench and pushed the man, who was standing with his back to her, onto the tracks into the path of the train,” the police said in a statement. “The victim appeared not to notice her.”
Due to the severe condition, investigators have yet to identify the victim beyond his gender. Police say he had not been carrying identification and are unsure if he knew his attacker.
Police are still searching for the assailant that they describe as a Hispanic female in her 20s, heavy-set and about 5 feet 5 inches tall. She was reported to be wearing a blue, white and gray ski jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom. A grainy black-and-white video was released overnight showing the suspect fleeing the scene.
Earlier in December, Ki-Suck Han, 58, was pushed to his death at a Times Square station by 30-year-old Naeem Davis. Davis has been charged with second-degree murder, but his lawyer maintains that his client had been trying to push Han away after an altercation.