A 46-year-old Indian-American man in New Jersey, Nitin Pratabh Singh has been 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.
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.
While authorities are still investigating the cause of the murder, police have indicated it could have been some sort of domestic dispute.
The couple has three children - two boys, aged 16 and 6 and a 5-year old girl.
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.