NEW DELHI: A couple of Indian origins based in the US was found dead at their residential apartment. According to the reports, the neighbours spotted their four-year-old daughter crying on the apartment balcony after which they discovered their dead bodies inside the apartment.
According to some media outlets, the cause of the death was from stabbing. Their apartment was located in 21 Garden Terrace apartment, Riverview Gardens complex of North Arlington borough in New Jersey.
The man was identified as Balaji Bharat Rudrawar (32) and the woman as Arati Balaji Rudrawar (30). According to a US media outlet, the husband apparently stabbed and sliced his spouse in her abdomen in their leaving room. She tried to fight him off but in vain.
Balaji Rudrawar was an IT professional hailing from Ambajogai in Maharashtra and Arati Balaji Rudrawar was a homemaker. The couple married in December 2014 and moved to the United States in August 2015.
According to a local newspaper that stated a press release from the county prosecutor's office, the police forcefully entered the apartment where they discovered the couple dead. Also Read (Hundreds attend 'Stop Asian Hate' rally in US city)
Balaji's father Bharat Rudrawar said, "The bodies were found on Wednesday after neighbours saw my granddaughter crying in the balcony and informed the local police who then entered the house."
"The local police there informed me of the tragedy on Thursday. There is no clarity yet on the cause of the death. The US police said they will share findings of the autopsy report," he added.
Rudrawar also said that he did not anticipate this coming as they were a happy family living in a happy neighbourhood.
The investigations for the cause and the circumstances of the death are still ongoing, but it has been confirmed that both of them died from stab wounds.
According to Rudrawar, his daughter-in-law was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
As of now, the deceased couple's minor daughter is with a friend of Balaji Rudrawar.
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