Indian American charged with killing wifeApril 8th, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 8 (IANS) An Indian American here has been charged with fatally stabbing his wife and slashing his seven-year-old daughter’s left arm, the police said Tuesday. Balbir Singh, 34, was arrested at his home in Queens Borough Sunday night after a neighbour in the same apartment building called the police to report hearing a commotion.
When officers arrived, they found Singh’s 29-year-old wife, Kulwinder Kaur, with four stab wounds to her torso and their daughter Bubita Rani bleeding from her arm. Rani is said to have come to her mother’s aid.
Kaur and Rani were rushed to hospital, where Kaur was pronounced dead. Rani required 11 stitches and was said to be stable Monday.
Singh has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
The motive for the attack was unclear, the police said, adding that the Singh family had no history of domestic complaints.