NYPD: Bronx Dad Dies Days After Being Beaten For $15

Cops Hope Surveillance Video From Nearby Building Will Help Crack Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As family members say goodbye to Bimal Chanda, neighbors are trying to make sense of the 59-year-old Bronx man’s death.

“It was horrible,” Mohammad Qazi told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones. “It should never have happened.”

CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reports the NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects early Thursday evening. They are wanted for allegedly beating the life out of Chanda, described by neighbors as a loving family man. He was attacked Saturday while moving out of his third-floor apartment at 30 West 190th St., where he had lived for more than 20 years.

“He was the best person in the world. He was the best person in the world,” Chanda’s distraught wife, Saya, told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey on Thursday night. “Somebody killed him. They killed my husband.

“Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Kelly police commisioner, I want to ask them why my husband got killed so brutally.”

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports: Neighbors Said This Is Not The First Attack Inside The Building

Police said Chanda was coming home at around 9 a.m. after buying packing tape when two men followed him into the building and grabbed him from behind on the second-floor stair case.

Police said one of the suspects struck Chanda in the head with a metal object while the other stole $15 from him.

Chanda’s best friend and neighbor, Clayton Inoa, was awakened by the terrified screams of Chanda’s wife.

“Somebody knock on the door boom, boom, boom and cry ‘Ahhh! Oh my God! Bimal’s in the floor second floor. Somebody hit him in the head he is bleeding!’” Inoa told CBS 2’s Brown.

“I saw just the one guy who was running and I saw my husband was laying down in the second floor. They brutally killed my husband. I don’t know why they killed my husband,” Saya Chanda told Hennessey.

Inoa said he and other neighbors frantically called police and an ambulance.

“The head was … a lot of blood,” he said.

Chanda was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning. He left behind a wife and teenage daughter.

“She was distraught. She didn’t know what to do. It was sad,” neighbor Elaine Medina told Brown.

The brutal crime has left neighbors and friends stunned and outraged.

“His whole family, they’re all very sweet, very nice, very respectful. They’re very good people,” Medina said.

“I was shocked when I knew about it and I’m afraid that it could happen to me,” neighbor Rachel Taveras said.

“I am constantly looking over my shoulder,” Osvaldo Delabra added. “Sometimes you’re even afraid if somebody’s coming into the building right behind.”

The surveillance video the police are using was taken from a camera mounted on a nearby building, but residents said their building needs more security and hope the pictures will be the lucky break police need to catch the attackers.

Bimal Chanda’s funeral was held Thursday. Neighbors held a candlelight vigil outside the apartment building.

“I cannot believe it he’s not in the world anymore,” friend Mohammed Ali said.

Others mourned the former cabbie’s unfinished business.

“He always wanted to teach the kids about our culture and religion. That’s what basically his plan was,” Hridita Saha said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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  1. Honestopinion says:

    When i see a race that glorifies violence and has lyrics telling them to commit these acts, i have the logical right to judge them, and so does every other civilized human being aswell.

  2. SHO1 says:

    WHERE DO U GET UR FACTS ? TOO MUCH FROST ON UR BRAIN

  3. SHO1 says:

    IF UR NOT A PART OF THE SOLUTION UR A PART OF THE PROBLEM ….IF UR AGAINST BLACK OR WHITES ..UR JUST AS DUMB AS EACH OTHER ….WHITES HAVE BEEN KILLING IN SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS FOR YEARS….HITLER/ ATOM BOMB /HIROSHIMA / COLOMBINE /SERIAL KILLERS AGAINST WHITES AND BLACKS..SLAVERY ……….BLACKS HAVE BEEN DOIN POSSIBLY THE SAME THING IN SMALLER NUMBERS….BUT ITS JUST FUNNY TO HEAR EITHER OF TWO RETARD TELL ANOTHER THEY ARE RETARDED ….LEARN TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…..OR ELSE OTHERWISE UR WHOLE LIFE AND THINKING IS IN A BOX

    1. Lookingovershoulderforblacks says:

      Ok 4sho. Now make blacks stop killing now, its 2011 and everyone else has since stopped. If you make excuses all the time, then YOU and people like YOU, ARE the PROBLEM.

  4. Logan says:

    I agre with most of what you say but from my own experience while blacks commit most of the crimes when it’s something like drug dealing they always report to the italian, russian, irish mafia guy. Always. I’ve witness this. It goes on even though most people live in a fantasy that it doesn’t. You are right majority are black because with all the talk they have about “the white man” they are two faced. They have no problem with the man when selling their soul for money. They love ranting about being stopped by the law but they are silent when it’s black on black crime. Don’t expect good black people to speak up. They would of done this years ago if they really cared.

  5. 15-year old Black Guy says:

    No amount of black people “willing to speak up” against anything will change the fact that everyone is a savage. People look down on blacks and hispanics – I’d say mostly us blacks – because they are influenced by the idea that they must fight an oppression that fails to even exist anymore (at least blatantly). They feel that to survive, as most of us are born into low-middle class and descending, that a gang-oriented life of theft and murder will get them somewhere, get them recognized. The music industry also supports the violence and general ignorance in people of all races – most prominently, us blacks. It invokes a false reality where you must start with nothing to earn something (which is true to an extent), and today, we interpret this with violence and robbery. The mistakes of our ancestors – black, white, hispanic, asian – have forever doomed us here in the present.

  6. Schmellma Arss says:

    Live and learn, always carry a twenty ($20).

  7. gorgo says:

    1%ers can live behind gated communities and put a camera on every corner and say they live in a civilized society as long as they pay for their security, but the in the end safety will only come with economic equality, when the mega-corporations start moving jobs back to the US and stop sitting on their piles of cash or saving it for their CEO’s.

    1. mike says:

      What a bunch of stupid BS.

  8. Surfin Bird says:

    what time did this happen

  9. the truth says:

    blacks wearing hoodies. probably the most dangerous thing on the planet. but i like the guy that keeps pointing out the few sensational instances when whites commit a horrific crime. wheras blacks do this not every day, but every hour.

  10. bullett says:

    I think it’s time to expand the Bronx Zoo.

    1. coolio says:

      why subject normal peaceful animals to these savages?

  11. Crime Watch says:

    If white people didn’t bring animals to america to make as slaves and rape we would’nt have this crime problem now. Nice going lazy white guys.

    1. Cassidy says:

      So true! That’s why it’s so hard to solve our problems…there’s a lot of history behind these things. Because most blacks and hispanics have a lot of “white” in them, due to all the “rape” and “animals!”

      (n.b.: I’m not being sarcastic at all!!)

  12. Mohammed Solaiman Ali says:

    Thanks lot to covering the Bronx dead man Bimal Chanda.

  13. DanTe says:

    Why are you all shocked at this? This is what you get for allowing monkeys to roam freely outside the boundaries of a zoo or a nature preserve. It’s not the ape’s fault. The ape can’t help it – it’s genetic, it’s born that way. Now the imbeciles who insists on letting wild animals roam amongst humans, that’s something else. Those imbeciles should be made to live in the same neighborhoods as these poor besotted apes who’s been uprooted from their native habitats and dropped in amongst humans.

    1. point.blank says:

      how dare you compare monkeys to these savages. monkeys have genders, they are not “its”. monkeys coexist amongst themselves, humans on the other hand dont know the meaning of humanity.

  14. NYC42A says:

    It is time NYC allows people the ability to protect themselves. The ability for NYPD to catch crimminals AFTER the crime is committed is great but it is far better to prevent these crimes before they happen. Police officers can not be everywhere. NYC should restore a person’s right to protect themselves. A police officer’s life or Mayor Bloomberg’s life is no more precious than the life of the father of a teenage girl. The right to protect oneself is endowed by our Creator and not to be legislated away by incompetent or self serving politicians. New Yorkers should be outraged that they have been stripped of this basic freedom. For too long New Yorkers have been relegated to sheep at the mercy of wolves that they don’t realize there is a better option than cowering in fear. May God give strength to the family of Bimai Chanda to see them through this difficult time.

  15. Mary Jane says:

    I’ve always told my Son be weary of guys wearing Hoods, that partially cover their faces. It’s a sign of Trouble or Danger. I don’t care if they’re White, Black, Asian, or Hispanic. We must never prejudge people by their race, but by their character.

    1. SHO1 says:

      WOW FIRST COMMENT THAT MAKES SENSE ..EVERY1 ELSE HERE IS BIASED ..BOTH BLACKS AND WHITES

    2. thehonesttruth says:

      When i see a race that glorifies violence and has lyrics telling them to commit these acts, i have the logical right to judge them, and so does every other civilized human being aswell.

  16. achtung says:

    a gang initiation in my opinion
    …prayers to the family of Chanda

  17. M.J.Barrett says:

    Where the wealthy live the streets are safer, I lived in Bronx
    and never again. Crap happens anywhere and this poor man ‘s family
    will suffer on & off forever for what these unloving cold predators did.
    Jail would be to good for them.

  18. tara says:

    The Streets of New York are too dangerous anymore. In Woodlawn, supposedly a nice neighborhood in the Bronx, men beat other men just for fun. Last week a mans skull was beaten in repeatedly beyond recognition. Drunks and drug addicts gang bang people just walking by. Its disgusting. they could have taken his money and just ran away–but the beating are intentional acts of violence for thrill and sadistic pleasure. The city is overrun by sadistic criminals and Mike Bloomberg wants to add bicycle lanes and tie up law enforment with turnstile jumpers and parking tickets……What the f78k?

    1. KPMc says:

      “The Streets of New York are too dangerous anymore.”

      The streets of New York are too dangerous nowadays

      or

      The streets of New York are too dangerous these days

      ‘Anymore’ implies a negative.

      The streets of New York are NOT safe anymore.

      To use anymore there must be a negative statement. Not sure where this misuse started but it drives me CRAZY!

      Apologies for nitpicking on page of such a tragic and horrible story but if no one says anything people will just continue to misuse simple words of the english language.

      1. Mary Jane says:

        Thanks KPMc, I AGREE!

    2. Joe Schmo says:

      Isn’t Woodlawn mostly Irish? How bad could such area be.

  19. rob says:

    How come every time you see a suspect that’s either they’re Black or Hispanic? No wonder us folks are leery of them walking down the streets heading our paths. They’re all suspects if I see them walking down the streets and wearing clothing like that. Savages.

  20. usiga says:

    Not that human life has no meaning anymore, it is a racial crime against color, race, class and religion, education and economic value. It is not a random crime, it is a criminal and cult violation to those they redeem as powerless. A man that had value as a husband and father whatever may have been errors in judgement for living in the Bronx, New York, the United States of America, where the congressman and congresswoman, representative understands human right violation in unlimited source, religious leadership and police catch violators through the resentment toward such bargaining on human life. Regrets to the family and friends.

    1. ec says:

      It’s the victim’s fault for living in that neighborhood? Did you somehow miss the part where it was stated that Chanda was MOVING OUT OF THE BUILDING on the very day that he was brutally murdered? The guy was trying to get away from the animals who populate the area, but moving is not always an easy thing to accomplish (especially in NYC). Things take time. Unfortunately, for this poor man and his family, the opportunity to leave came one day too late.

      1. Mary Jane says:

        ViICTIM’S FAULT?

  21. Liberals are Evil says:

    These savage apes belong in the jungle. They can kill each other there!

    1. Gilda Provenzano says:

      Republitards are racist.

    2. moco max says:

      Here is proof Blacks are wild predators:
      http://freedomtalk.lefora.com/2011/06/20/proof-blacks-are-an-african-predatory-species/#post1

      You must show this video to the whole family, specially kids so they can save their lives. Send it to all your friends too, we must save White human lives.

  22. Jolly Roger says:

    Is anyone surprised? Two Hispanic 12-yr-olds smashed a white woman’s skull in by dropped a 50lb shopping cart on her from a 40-ft traffic bridge. Human life has no value anymore, the only thing that has value is money.

    1. Logan says:

      Yup. Like the white guy, Shawn Morgan, 43 that saw a hispanic 2 year old playing by a pool and killed her with a plastic bag just because he felt like it. DOH!!!

      1. jwimber says:

        I like how you reference one horrific crime committed by a white, while there’s probably over a hundred committed by blacks for each one like this. Hate to say it, but it’s true. And we’re expected to coddle them and be PC and understand their socioeconomic plight. I’ve met some very nice Black people in my life. Good, honest, hard working people. But unfortunately there’s way too many bad apples in the bunch, and it brings down the good ones. We need more good Black people that are willing to speak up against this disgusting, disrespectful, hip-hop criminal idolizing gang banging culture. And I’m talking about race hustlers like sharpton and jackson.

        1. Logan says:

          I agree with most of what you say but from my own experience while blacks commit most of the crimes when it’s something like drug dealing they always report to the italian, russian, irish mafia guy. Always. I’ve witness this. It goes on even though most people live in a fantasy that it doesn’t. You are right majority are black because with all the talk they have about “the white man” they are two faced. They have no problem with the man when selling their soul for money. They love ranting about being stopped by the law but they are silent when it’s black on black crime. Don’t expect good black people to speak up. They would of done this years ago if they really cared.

    2. John Frost says:

      They were Black animals with hispanic names.
      Genetically the 2 animals were Black.

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