A 35-year old Indian woman, who was five months pregnant, was found murdered in the US her apartment and her husband was found dead in an apparent suicide in the Hudson River near here, authorities said.
Following an autopsy by the Regional Medical Examiner, Kothari’s death was ruled homicide. She suffered multiple injuries in her upper body. Additionally, the Medical Examiner determined that Kothari was approximately five months pregnant.
The Jersey City Police Department was responding to a report of the possible suicide attempt in the Hudson River. They found an unresponsive Mall in the river near Montgomery Street and Exchange Place in Jersey City.
Mr. Mall was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of Mr. Mall’s death is still pending with the Regional Medical Examiner.
Authorities have sought information on the murder-suicide. According to a report in the Daily Voice, Ms. Kothari was a talented chef and Mr. Mall was an alumnus of the India Institute of Technology (IIT), who had come to the US to pursue his master’s degree at the Columbia University.
“They were a nice couple,” said an employee of Nukkad, according to the report.