Bangladeshi woman crushed under NYC subway lacks media coverage

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Someone pushed Zinat Hossain, 24, to her death at the 55th Street Station in New York City at around 9:00 p.m. on May 11. The Hunter College student had been returning home from her classes, according to American Kahani.

Although almost a week has passed from the tragic incident, there is no clear indication of how it occurred or if the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Although Bangladesh media both in the US and the local community reported this incident extensively, there has been a lack of coverage in the mainstream media in the U.S., according to HindiSciTech.   

One Twitter user questioned the length of time it took for U.S. media to cover this “heartbreaking” incident.

Another commented how although there have been Bangladeshi news reports, local media in the U.S. have not said anything.

Doctor Enamul Haque, Hossain’s uncle and president of the Greater Comilla Association in New York, said Hossain and her family moved to Brooklyn in 2016, according to Yahoo News. He also said that the family had yet to be informed of the details of Hossain’s death, The Daily Star reports.   

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