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The attack took place last month on a Manhattan-bound E train.
By Forum Staff
A Manhattan man has been charged with assault as a hate crime in a subway attack on a female who was riding a Manhattan bound E train last month.
The defendant, identified as Allasheed Allah, 54, of 109th Street subjected the woman to homophobic slurs before physically assaulting her.
District Attorney Brown said, “Queens County is the most diverse county in the nation. It is home to many races, nationalities and sexual orientations. Crimes motivated by bias – particularly those involving violence – will never be tolerated in this county.” T
Allah is presently being held pending arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second- and third-degree assault as a hate crime and second-degree aggravated harrassment.
According to the charges, at approximately 5:10 p.m. on November 20, 2018, the victim, Avneet Kaur, 20, of 73 Street,
Queens, was seated on a Manhattan rd bound E train when the defendant engaged her in a verbal dispute. During the dispute, defendant Allah began making homophobic slurs towards Ms. Kaur and her friend. As the two women began to walk away, defendant Allah followed them and struck Ms. Kaur in the back of her head and then once in her chest causing her to fall and strike her head and neck on a pole before hitting the floor.
Allah admitted that he told her “not to kiss her again in front of me because she was disrespecting me with all that gay (expletive) she been doing. I stood up and told her kiss her again you dyke (expletive) and watch what happens. I pushed the girl, she turned around and then she fell.” Ms. Kaur was immediately transported to a local Queens hospital where she underwent treatment for a fractured spine.
If convicted, Allah faces three and one-half to 15 years in prison.