Native American mathematician found floating in Hudson River
No foul play suspected in the death of Shuvro Bis was apparently struggling with mental illness.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Native American mathematician working with cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence whose body was found floating in the Hudson River in New York City.
The dead man found near West 45th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan on Monday has been identified as Shuvro Biswas, 31, the New York Post reported citing law enforcement sources and his “devastated” family.
His body was found near a tourist area where an unarmed aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, is docked, which is now a museum and there are piers for tourist boats.
There was no immediately apparent sign of foul play, according to law enforcement sources cited by The Post.
Biswas’ brother told the Post he and his family were sickened by the news, noting that they had tried unsuccessfully to get help from Biswas as he battled an apparent mental illness.
“We are all extremely devastated,” said Biprojit Biswas, 34, contacted by telephone by the daily. “There are no words.”
âHe’s a really good guy. He’s brilliant, âhe said. âHe went to the Bronx High School of Science. He is pursuing studies in applied mathematics. We still don’t know where things went wrong.
Biswas told the Post that his brother was self-employed and most recently worked on a cryptocurrency security program, and online profiles show young Biswas has dabbled in artificial intelligence as well.
The family has started to see changes in Biswas’ behavior over the past year, but he has largely kept his struggles to himself, according to the deceased’s brother as quoted by the local daily.
âHe’s always been a normal, healthy person, at least that’s what he led us to believe,â Elder Biswas said.
âThe changes only started happening last year. He said things that didn’t make a lot of sense every now and then. He had a girlfriend and they had a bad breakup, but I don’t mean that was the cause of it all. He didn’t like to share too much. He’s a private person.
Biswas said his family urged his younger brother to speak to someone. âWe tried to convince him to the best of our ability to seek professional help, but he always denied needing psychiatric help,â Elder Biswas said. âHe was going to a neurologist but he wouldn’t say why. “
In February, the management of the young apartment building on West 37th Street in Biswas took him to Manhattan Supreme Court, seeking to expel him for a series of allegedly bizarre acts inside the building, including the fire, openly wielding a knife and smearing blood inside the elevator, the Post reported citing court documents.
“The defendant is a time bomb who, just a few months after the start of the lease, has engaged in numerous incidents of increasing nuisance and offensive type driving that threaten life, health, safety and well-being. building staff, building residents and building property, âthe building’s lawyers wrote in a filing.
The file, according to the Post, claimed that Biswas intentionally set a mattress in his unit on fire – while leaving a propane tank open in the apartment.
He also allegedly brandished a knife, smeared blood in the building’s elevator, illegally installed surveillance cameras and an alarm system, scattered bullets throughout the building.
Biswas also filed several false reports of intruder with police – one of which saw him greet officers who responded by “waving [a] sword â, according to the record.
The elder Biswas said his brother explained the arson allegation as a kitchen fire.
âThere was a fire in his apartment. He said it was a kitchen accident, âhe told the Post. âThe firefighters came in and put it out. The department had questions for him, but they never came back with the questions. “
The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, according to the report.