A model-aspiring designer who left her homeland Thailand to chase her career in New York City said that she feels ‘lucky’ to have survived a vicious beating by an uncooperative mugger in the subway.  

Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23, was grabbed from behind in a chokehold, thrown to the ground, punched in the face and robbed of her purse around 4 am at the 34th Street Herald Square station on November 22 in a shocking attack caught on video that captured the out-of-control crime plaguing the city. 

Jirajariyawetch was seen being dragged along the platform northbound, servicing the N, Q and D lines by the mugger. Then, he threw her to the ground. 

Jirajariyawetch left Thailand in the summer of 2012 to study at Global ESL Academy. After seeing Daboyway (a Thai-American rapper) perform live, Jirajariyawetch said she was going back to Queens. 

She is still unable to remember the details of the attack, but repeatedly said that she felt ‘lucky to live’.

‘There were so many cops at the subway following the attack, but there was no one before. I don’t want anyone else to go through this or be hurt by this person. This cannot continue. 

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Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23, moved to New York City to improve her English at the Global ESL Academy and jump-start her aspirations to become a model and work in the fashion industry

On November 22, a crazed man brutally attacked Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23 (pictured), while she waited for the subway on the 34th Street Herald Square subway platform

Bew Jirajariyawetch was 23 years old when, while waiting to board the 34th Street Herald Square subway subway platform, a madman attacked her.

This week, Jirajariyawetch (pictured) said she finally built up the courage to return to the B train subway line where she was attacked. Moving to the New York City, the modeling and fashion capital of the world, was a 'natural decision' for her

Jirajariyawetch, (pictured), said this week that she had finally gained the courage to go back to the subway station B where she was attacked. Her decision to move to New York City as the fashion and modeling capital of the globe was natural.

The assailant, who police have yet to identify, can be seen dragging the 23-year-old woman to a more open area on the platform before throwing her to the ground around 4 am at the 34th Street Herald Square subway station

You can see the attacker, who police are still trying to find, drag the victim, aged 23, onto a wider platform area before throwing her down to the ground. This happened around 4:00 AM at 34th Street Herald Square subway Station.

The man holds her down as he feels about her body, then punches her in the head four times, her purse in his other hand, before briskly walking away

After feeling her entire body, the man puts her on his back and punches her four more times. Then he walks away, with her purse still in his hand.

This week, Jirajariyawetch said she finally built up the courage to return to the  subway line where she was attacked as she refuses to give up on a modeling career.

Eric Parnes, Eric Parnes’ attorney stated that she made the decision to move to New York City as a natural choice. 

Parnes stated that ‘Bew doesn’t want to have this bad experience to deter her from thinking about New York’ for DailyMail.com.

Bew is unquestionably traumatized. He stated that his daughter has suffered from a loss of appetite and frequent nightmares. 

“Living abroad without family can be difficult enough, let alone dealing with unjustified violence. Bew continues her efforts to achieve her dreams and finds strength by speaking up about it. 

She shared her story in order to ‘put on pressure’ the NYPD and ‘get more tips leading towards an arrest’ as well as to ‘put greater emphasis on this worrying trend of violence.

Jirajariyawetch just moved from Thailand this summer to study at the Global ESL Academy

Jirajariyawetch recently moved to the Global ESL Academy from Thailand.

New York City Crime Stoppers have released a short clip of the unidentified man jumping a subway turnstile before the attack, and are offering a reward of $3,500 for information that leads to his arrest

New York City Crime Stoppers released this short video of an unidentified male jumping from a subway turntile. They are offering $3,500 to anyone who leads them to their arrest.

In the harrowing video, the mugger holds her down as he punches her in the head four times, sexually assaults her and snatches her purse, before briskly walking away. 

Jirajariyawetch appears to be sitting upright, and then he gets up and starts getting to her feet. He took her money and personal identification but she left her phone.

New York City Crime Stoppers have released a brief clip in which the cold-hearted, thief jumps a subway turnstile.

‘There are so many cameras in the subway station to track but they don’t seem to be working,’ Jirajariyawetch told DailyMail.com. 

'Living in a foreign country without family is already a difficult situation let alone coping with such an unwarranted act of violence,' said her attorney, Eric Parnes. 'However, Bew finds strength in speaking out about this and continues to push forward with her aspirations'

Eric Parnes, her lawyer, stated that ‘Living abroad without family is already difficult let alone dealing with such unwarranted acts of violence.’ Bew continues her pursuits and finds strength by speaking out.

'Bew has been unquestionably traumatized. She has been struggling with a lack of appetite and persistent nightmares,' her attorney said

“Bew was unquestionably traumatized.” Her attorney stated that she has struggled with persistent nightmares and a loss of appetite.

'There were so many Police officers at the subway after the attack but no one was there before, said Jirajariyawetch, pictured. 'I don¿t want anyone else to go through this or be hurt by this person. This can not keep happening'

‘There were so many Police officers at the subway after the attack but no one was there before, said Jirajariyawetch, pictured. ‘I don’t want anyone else to go through this or be hurt by this person. This cannot continue’

Akeem Loney is pictured left with his coach Reed Fox who described him as 'one of the best street soccer players I've ever seen.' He was fatally stabbed in the neck at Penn Station the day before Jirajariyawetch was brutalized

Akeem Loney (left) is shown with Reed Fox, his coach who called him ‘one the greatest street soccer players that I have ever seen’. He was fatally stabbed in the neck at Penn Station the day before Jirajariyawetch was brutalized

New York City experienced a sharp increase in violent attacks on the subway during her attack. This was a 45% increase over last year. A 141 percent rise in transit crime was recorded during that week. 

Jirajariyawetch, 32 year old soccer player was fatally wounded in the neck by Penn Station attackers. This happened just a day before Jirajariyawetch was taken. Loney was homeless and had been sleeping on one of the subway benches when he was attacked. 

Police also want to find a man accused of threatening to kill a female subway rider with two wooden spikes. He allegedly made ‘anti-white’ statements last month.

Cops stated that the suspect used large shivs to target a 46 year-old woman at the Manhattan 59th Street station.

He was wearing an ankh symbol in his forehead and was travelling on the subway on November 29, at 7.20 am, on the 4, train.           

A man was bloodied following a brutal attack on a Midtown subway platform on December 3

After a violent attack on Midtown subway platforms on December 3, 2013, a man was left with bloody injuries.

A thug who allegedly threatened to kill a woman on the New York subway with two wooden spikes late last month after making 'anti-white statements' is being hunted by police

Police are hunting a thug accused of threatening to murder a New York woman with two wooden spikes after making “anti-white” statements.

A brutal attack by N and R train drivers on the Northbound Platform of 49th Street Station left a victim bleeding to death earlier this month. 

He sustained obvious head injuries and was seen sitting on the platform of the train station with his forehead covered in bandages.

As he was led into the back of the police car, his attacker, a man dressed in jeans, black boots, and a trench coat appeared to smile at the camera.

Bill de Blasio Mayor spoke on rising subway crime, as tourists flood into the city.

The lame duck mayor stated that “These incidents are extremely troubling.”

“I know they give people pause. Our job is to constantly get out there and show presence. We must reassure them through action.