In apparent murder-suicide incident in New Jersey. a woman killed her 6-year-old daughter after feeling to pressurized raising a child with special needs. The incident took place May 31 in their Suzan Court apartment in West Orange.
Police and the prosecutor’s office said that the mother and daughter were discovered by a family member. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said they were in shock by the incident that occurred in the normally quiet corner apartment building. The woman was identified as Sushmiba Bardhan, 36.
The father had left the house when the shooting took place, a source told local media ABC 7. Bardhan took out a gun and shot her daughter and then turned the gun on herself. The source added that the mother had expressed feelings of being overwhelmed. Investigators said there was no sign of forced entry into the apartment. The investigation is active and ongoing. The prosecutor’s office said that the preliminary investigation indicates there is no danger to the community.
In April, a pregnant woman, who was a restaurant owner in New Jersey and also a former “Masterchef” finalist, was found dead at her home in an apparent murder-suicide. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Garima Kothari, was five months pregnant when she was killed by her husband who later killed himself. The woman’s body was found in their apartment at Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City shortly after her husband, identified as 37-year-old Manmohan Mall, was found dead in the Hudson River.
The Jersey City Police Department were sent to the scene of a possible suicide attempt and arrived at the Hudson River near Montgomery Street. Mall’s body was pulled out of the river. An investigation led the officers to his apartment where they found Kothari. She was found with multiple injuries to her torso. An autopsy conducted by the regional medical examiner’s office confirmed that the multiple injuries Kothari suffered indicated death by homicide.