Man fatally beaten, robbed in Fordham

November 3, 2011 7:47:22 PM PDT
Police in the Bronx are searching for two men who fatally beat a 59-year old man who was moving out of his apartment when he was attacked.

Bimal Chanda is being remembered as a nice and caring man.

Friends and family gathered at a funeral home in the Bronx for his wake Thursday night.

Inside they tried to comfort the 59-year old's family.

Outside members of the local Bangladeshi community expressed their outrage over Bimal Chanda's murder.

He was killed on Saturday, robbed and beaten with a metal object, all for less than $20.

Police say they want to question the two men in a surveillance video.

Could they be the suspects behind the brutal killing?

"I'm afraid they are going to hunt either my mother or me down to finish the job," said the victim's daughter.

The victim's daughter and widow are speaking out.

Eyewitness News has concealed their identities because they are concerned about their safety.

"You can say he's an angel, he's an angel," his wife said.

Bimal Chanda had lived in the Fordham section of the Bronx for two decades.

At the time of the attack he was packing up and moving his family out of this apartment, to what they felt was a safer neighborhood.

"There are several incidents where people have been mugged," New York State Assemblyman Peter Rivera said.

Assemblyman Peter Rivera says the outrage you see here is the community saying enough is enough after Bimal Chanda's violent death.