A New York City Police Department officer is in critical condition after being savagely beaten in a mugging attack on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.
Officer Muhammad Chowdhury, 48, was jogging on Tuesday in the Bronx, New York City when he was accosted by three assailants, the Daily News reported. They reportedly stole his wallet and cell phone before kicking and punching him on the sidewalk. He was left unconscious following the attack.
Passersby noticed Chowdhury lying on the sidewalk and called 9-1-1. He was admitted to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he was found to have a fractured skull and internal bleeding in his brain.
After being treated overnight for his injuries, Chowdhury regained consciousness, and is able to speak with his wife and doctor, said Jamil Ahmed, his nephew told the Daily News.
Chowdhury is an 18-year veteran of the department and is assigned to the NYPD’s Patrol Bureau in the Central Park Precinct of Manhattan. His identity as a police officer was discovered after he failed to arrive for his shift.
He was off-duty and unarmed at the time of the incident, according to the Daily News.
Police believe that Chowdhury was attacked by