NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigates Deadly Stabbing of Queens Woman

By Michael Herzenberg
Updated Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 04:28 PM CDT
Originally Published on NY1.com

Detectives from the NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit are among those investigating the stabbing death of a Muslim woman in Queens. NY1's Michael Herzenberg filed the following report.

Nazma Khanam's three adult children and longtime husband are mourning.

"She's a very nice lady. She's a Muslim. She's a retired school teacher back home in Bangladesh. And she's very polite," said Syed Ahmed, a friend of the family.

Ahmed says Khanam was heading home with her husband from the store they own on Jamaica Avenuewhen she was stabbed in the chest as her husband walked just ahead of her.

"He was a little far, but when he went there, he found and called 911," Ahmed said.

A young woman came out of her home to find Khanam wounded and unconscious.

"We went outside and she was just laying there. First, it looked like she fainted, but there was blood everywhere after they took off her clothes . . .

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