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NY subway death: Victim identified as 46-year old Indian

New York: The 46-year old man who was pushed to his death in front of a subway train here by a "mumbling" woman has been identified as Sunando Sen, an Indian who lived in the city's Queens neighbourhood.

Sen was killed after the woman shoved him on to the tracks of an oncoming train in a Queens subway station late Thursday night.

The incident was the second time this month that a person was pushed on to the subway tracks by a fellow commuter.

Reuters

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the police is still searching for the female suspect, who raced down two flights of stairs after the attack and disappeared into a crowd on the street.

Sen had opened a small copying and printing business this year in the city's Upper West Side.

He was hit by the first car of the train and his body was pinned under the second car before the 11-car train came to a stop.

The condition of Sen's body had made it difficult for the police to identify him and investigators used his phone and a medicine bottle he was carrying for his identification.

Police said his family in India has been notified.

According to Sen's roommates, he was not married and his parents were dead.

A R Suman, one of the four roommates with whom Sen had shared a small apartment, described him as a "very educated person and quite nice". "It is unbelievable. He never had a problem with anyone," Suman said in a New York Times report.

There was no video at the subway station and the New York Police Department released a surveillance video from near the station showing the suspect running away from the scene.

The woman has been described as a 5 feet 5 inch tall Hispanic in her 20s wearing a blue, white and gray jacket and sneakers.

New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne said according to witnesses, the woman had been following Sen closely and was mumbling to herself.

PTI