'Depressed' cryptocurrency worker, 31, found dead in Hudson after split from girlfriend


‘Depressed’ cryptocurrency worker, 31, found dead in Hudson after smearing blood over elevators of his apartment building in wake of ‘bad break-up’ from girlfriend

  • Shuvro Biswas, 31, was found floating off West 45th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan on Monday 
  • The mathematician, who specialized in cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence, had been battling depression, according to his family
  • Biswas was described as a ‘ticking time bomb’ by his apartment managers, who said he smeared blood inside the building’s elevators
  • He is also said to have set fire to a mattress in his home while storing a propane tank inside  
  • For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255

A cryptocurrency worker who smeared blood on the elevators of his apartment building after splitting from his girlfriend has been found dead in the Hudson River. 

Shuvro Biswas, 31, was discovered floating close to West 45th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan on Monday. 

Police say there were no signs of foul play, with a medical examiner set to determine how the ‘brilliant’ mathematician, who grew up in the Bronx, died. 

Shuvro Biswas, 31, was said to have suffered depression after splitting with his partner last year

Shuvro Biswas, 31, was said to have suffered depression after splitting with his partner last year

Police say there were no signs of foul play, with a medical examiner set to determine his cause of death

Police say there were no signs of foul play, with a medical examiner set to determine his cause of death

 Shuvro’s brother Biprojit Biswas said his late sibling had suffered depression after splitting with his partner. 

Bijojit told the New York Post: ‘He had a girlfriend and they had a bad breakup, but I don’t want to say that was the cause of everything. He didn’t really like to share much. He’s a private person.’

The dead man’s brother said he and his family had tried to convince Shuvro to seek psychiatric help, to no avail.  

Shuvro’s family and the management of the Hudson Yards building were he rented an apartment are said to have grown increasingly concerned by his erratic behavior in the year leading up to his death.

In February, its owners took him to court to try and evict him after the blood-smearing incident, and for igniting a mattress in his apartment close to a propane tank.

The 'brilliant' cryptocurrency worker was discovered floating close to West 45th Street in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan on Monday

The ‘brilliant’ cryptocurrency worker was discovered floating close to West 45th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan on Monday

Shuvro's brother Biprojit Biswas, said the family is devastated by the loss 'He’s a really good guy. He’s brilliant.'

Shuvro’s brother Biprojit Biswas, said the family is devastated by the loss ‘He’s a really good guy. He’s brilliant.’

He is also said to have brandished a knife in public places, made false reports of intruders.

A court filing seen by the Post said: ‘Defendant is a ticking time bomb who, just months into the Lease, has engaged in numerous incidents of escalating, offensive nuisance-type conduct that threatens the lives, health, safety and well-being of Building staff, Building residents and Building property.’ 

Biprojit says his late brother explained the issues away, claiming the blaze had been the result of a cooking fire.

He added that he and his family have been left ‘extremely devastated’ by their loved one’s tragic death. 

Biprojit said: ‘There’s no words.

‘He’s a really good guy. He’s brilliant.

‘He went to Bronx High School of Science. He went on to study applied mathematics. We’re still not sure where things went wrong.’

For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255

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