RICHMOND HILL, Queens (PIX11) — Police released new images of the suspect accused of attacking a Sikh man in Queens on Sunday. The victim, who was visiting New York for the first time, said he believes he was attacked because he was wearing a turban.

Nirmal Singh, 70, suffered a broken nose. His bruises were visible on Monday as he prayed at the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill. Singh, speaking through a translator, said he believed he was targeted because he was wearing a turban.

“He did not ask for money, did not take anything, did not say anything,” 70-year-old Nirmal Singh said. He suffered a broken nose in the attack.

Reported hate crimes across the city have skyrocketed by 57% so far this year, according to the NYPD. There have been 182 incidents compared to 93 in the same time period in 2021, police said. No arrests have been made.

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