Taxi driver assaulted in front of his Parkchester home

A taxi driver says he was assaulted in front of his Parkchester home early Saturday morning. Mohammed Rahman, who lives on Leland Avenue, says he

Mohammed Rahman, who lives on Leland Avenue, says he had just come home from a late shift as a cab driver when a passerby asked him the time.

Mohammed Rahman, who lives on Leland Avenue, says he had just come home from a late shift as a cab driver when a passerby asked him the time. (4/24/16)

THE BRONX - A taxi driver says he was assaulted in front of his Parkchester home early Saturday morning.

Mohammed Rahman, who lives on Leland Avenue, says he had just come home from a late shift as a cab driver when a passerby asked him the time.

“I told him 1 a.m., that’s it, and he punched my eyes and I flew almost 3 feet away. I had bleeding start, my nose, my mouth," said the Bengali father of four.

The attack left Rahman with a fractured eye socket and nose bones, and Rahman says it scared his children.

Rahman describes his attacker as a light-skinned male in his early 20s, wearing a baseball cap. Police currently do not have a suspect in custody.

Bengali community activists say the attack resembles other recent attacks on members of the Muslim community. A Muslim man in Parkchester was beaten by teens who allegedly chanted “ISIS” back in January.

Police say that they are not treating the latest incident as a hate crime.

 

 

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