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Wife of NYPD cop injured in Bronx mugging calls for justice

The spouse of an off-duty NYPD cop pummeled throughout a brutal mugging in the Bronx begged authorities on Wednesday to “punish” these concerned — and guarantee they aren’t simply launched on bail.

Officer Muhammed Chowdhury, 48, suffered a fractured cranium and bleeding to the brain after he was jumped by three males whereas out jogging simply blocks from his house Tuesday morning, his household and police stated.

“He (made) the city his priority and he did 18 years of service for this city,” his spouse, Nadira Sherin, advised The Post from their house Wednesday. “He deserves to be given justice. He does not deserve to be attacked like this.”

Mayor Eric Adams and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
Mayor Eric Adams and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark have been urged by the officer’s spouse to “punish” her husband’s attackers.
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When Mayor Eric Adams and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark visited the father-of-three in the hospital late Tuesday, his spouse stated she demanded they “take this seriously.”

“You cannot let these men out the same day that they are arrested,” Sherin stated she advised them, referring to New York’s controversial bail reform legislation.

“Punish them,” she added. “If they release them the same day that is not justice for my husband.”

Muhammed Chowdhury.
NYPD officer Muhammed Chowdhury, 48, suffered a fractured cranium and bleeding to the brain after he was mugged whereas jogging simply blocks from his Bronx house Tuesday.
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The sidewalk where the officer was found.
The off-duty officer was discovered mendacity on the sidewalk close to 823 Olmstead Avenue bleeding from his left ear after being punched in the top.
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The three males concerned in the vicious mugging — which occurred whereas officer Chowdhury was working close to 823 Olmstead Avenue simply after 10.30 a.m. — nonetheless hadn’t been arrested as of Wednesday, based on police.

Chowdhury, who’s assigned to the NYPD’s Central Park precinct, was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center Tuesday morning after he was discovered mendacity on the sidewalk bleeding from his left ear after being punched in the top.

His spouse of 12 years advised The Post she had repeatedly tried to textual content and name him in the hours after he did not return from his day by day jog, however obtained no answer.

“I figured he must have gone to work,” she stated, including that her husband typically had unhealthy cellphone service in his office. “Then the police call me and they say where is Muhammad? And I say he is at work and they say no he is not.”

She stated officers from the Bronx precinct have been dispatched to their house and returned later with pictures of Chowdhury mendacity in a hospital mattress.

“They showed me pictures of him in the hospital bed and they asked me if that was him and I said yes,” Sherin stated.

Chowdhury was initially listed as a John Doe when he arrived on the hospital as a result of those that attacked him stole his pockets containing his ID, cellular phone and keys, police and sources stated.

It wasn’t till later that the NYPD realized he was one of New York’s best.

The officer, who was initially listed as crucial, was awake and not intubated as of Wednesday, however was nonetheless unable to talk, based on his spouse and sources.

“They gave him medicine at the hospital and he can recognize people again,” Sherin stated. “He didn’t understand, but now he understands that he is in the hospital.”

She added that he can be monitored for the subsequent two to a few days earlier than medical doctors will decide if he wants surgical procedure or if he can return house.

His nephew, Jamil Ahmed, described the hospitalized officer as “very kind” and “generous”, including that he had inspired greater than a dozen individuals to affix the NYPD ranks.

“More than 15 people are in the department just because of him. He motivated them to be there and there are a lot more coming,” the 23-year-old nephew stated Wednesday.

“He is like an idol to everybody. He’s been helping everybody. He is a good person,” Ahmed continued. “He wants to do a good job for people.”

In the wake of his uncle’s assault, Ahmed stated “people are not safe anywhere in the city.”

“If you see the police officers, who are the public servants, they are protectors. If they are getting attacked how are we safe in the city?” he stated.

Additional reporting by Amanda Woods

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