A New Jersey grand jury indicted a former convenience store owner Nitin Pratabh Singh on April 26 on first-degree murder charges for the 2016 fatal stabbing death of his wife. In addition to first-degree murder, the accused was also charged with, second-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He has been remanded to the Salem County Correctional Facility in default of bail of $1 million cash.
The 46-year-old Indian-American man in New Jersey, Nitin Pratabh Singh was arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. The accused has reportedly stabbed his wife, Seema Singh, 42, to death in their apartment while the couple’s three children were asleep in Pennsville, New Jersey.
The accused allegedly stabbed his wife 30 times. She was pronounced dead at the scene and had been stabbed multiple times in the face, chest and abdomen. The Police has found the accused covered with blood standing over his wife’s body in their apartment. The couple has three children – two boys, aged 16 and 6 and a 5-year old girl.
Singh has been indicted by the grand jury on two counts of first-degree murder – one count for purposely causing death and the other for knowingly causing death – one count of second-degree aggravated assault; one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; and one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
Nitin and Seema Singh, who was 42 at the time of her death, owned the Quick Stop Deli in Collingswood, New Jersey. Regular customers at the store told local media that the Singhs were a happy couple, and described Seema as “sunshine.” But just before the killings, Nitin Singh’s moods seemed to have darkened.