Woman Rescued After Being Pushed Onto Tracks at 2nd Avenue Station
A woman was shoved onto the tracks at the Second Avenue/East Houston St. station last night. Fortunately, fellow commuters came to her assistance and she only suffered minor injuries. Cops are still looking for the suspect.
It happened just before 9 p.m. 49-year-old Kamala Shrestha was waiting on the F Train platform when someone shoved her from behind. After Shrestha fell and she yelled for help, several good Samaritans pulled her back to the platform. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital and received about 10 stitches for a cut on her head. The suspect walked out of the station and disappeared.
The Daily News spoke with Shrestha at the hospital. “Oh my God, I got a new life today… I feel good, actually. I almost died today.” She does not know the man who pushed her. “He said something I don’t understand, he said ‘Do you want to die with me?’” or something. I didn’t understand what it was.”
Shrestha is a mother of three. She works at a nail salon on the Lower East Side.
Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 20s with a slim build who was last seen wearing a black shirt and baggy, dark pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).