Sunando Sen, a 46-year old immigrant from Calcutta, India,, was pushed in front of the train by a heavy set Hispanic woman in her 20s at about 8pm, the police said. He was struck by the train and pinned below the second car, as the woman fled down the 40th Street station steps and onto Queens Blvd.
The New York Daily News reported that Sen had been in the U.S. for the past 20 years and lived in Corona, in an apartment with at least two roommates.
Sen’s shocked roommate Ar Suman, told the New York Post. ‘I can’t believe this right now.’
Suman said that the 46-year-old, who was single and childless, had just opened a copy shop, the New Amsterdam Printing Co, with another man on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
‘My heart is broken because this guy was so nice and quiet,’ added Sen’s other roommate, Md Khan.
On Friday, Sen’s business partner was trying to reach the victim’s relatives in India to deliver them the bad news.
The police released a sketch of the woman and a grainy tape of her fleeing the 40th Street subway station.
The police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.