A man in New York City was killed after being pushed on the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train in Queens, near the Sunnyside neighborhood, said police. The man’s death was the second of its kind during December.
The victim tumbled onto the subway tracks into the path of train No. 7 at about 8pm on December 27 at the 40th Street and Queens Boulevard stop, said a New York City Police Department spokesperson.
The victim was identified as Sunando Sen, who was originally from India and was 46 years of age. Sen was living in Queens and owned his own printing business. Sen did not have any family in the City and his relatives were still being sought.
Sen’s body was underneath the train for over two hours following the accident while the police completed their investigation. Detectives were searching for the person who is alleged to have pushed Sen. A security video at the stop shows a woman running away from the stop at the time of the incident, said the police spokesperson.
The suspect, said police, was a Hispanic woman who is heavy-set and in her 20s. She is approximately 5’5”with blonde or brown hair. At the time of the incident, she had on a white, grey and blue ski jacket and was wearing Nike shoes.
Eyewitnesses said prior to the incident the woman had been pacing back and forth on the subway platform, while having a conversation with herself. Then she sat alone on a bench at the one end of the platform.
She is alleged to have then stood up as the train was approaching and walked up behind the victim pushing him from behind into the path of the oncoming train.