Loved Ones Crowdfunding for Grubhub Deliveryman Stabbed to Death on the LES

Posted on: October 20th, 2021 at 5:15 am by

Photo: NYPD

Loved ones have taken to online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise money for the Grubhub deliveryman stabbed to death in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last weekend.

As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Surveillance footage shows that the attacker sat on the bench next to the 51-year-old, identified as Sala Miah who lived nearby, mere moments before he allegedly pulled the knife to kill (and rode off on the victim’s e-bike).

In the immediate aftermath, friends set up the GoFundMe page.

“The world never be the same without him, the heartfelt pitch reads. “He was a loving son, best big brother, and friend to everyone who he crossed paths with.”

“He was driven to provide the lifestyle he felt his family deserved; it was important to him that he can continue to support his family.”

As of this morning, donors contributed more than $5,000 to help support the victim’s family.

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