A five-month-old pregnant Indian woman was found murdered in her apartment and her husband was found dead in the Hudson River near here, said the authorities. Jersey City police officers found the 35-year-old gariman Kothari lifeless with trauma to her upper body on April 26.
After the autopsy was done, the Regional Medical Examiner revealed she was five-month pregnant and her death was ruled homicide. There were several serious injuries in her upper body.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said Man Mohan Mall, the husband of the woman, may have committed suicide. His unresponsive body was found in the river near Montgomery Street and Exchange Place in Jersey City. The 37-year-old Mall was declared dead at the spot.
However, the Regional Medical Examiner did not confirm the exact cause of Mall’s death. The case is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit. Authorities have sought information on the murder-suicide.
Their close family source said Ms Kothari was a chef in profession while Mr Mall was a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) who came to the US to pursue his master’s degree in Columbia University. The couple owned an Indian restaurant ‘Nukkad”.