The family has alleged that the husband was behind the murder of Sasikala and her son in their New Jersey home.

US allows slain Andhra techies husband to attend funeral even as family accuses him of murder
news News Friday, March 31, 2017 - 13:54

The husband of an Indian-origin woman killed along with her son last week in New Jersey is being allowed to go to India for the funeral.

Hanumantha Rao Narra's "movements are not restricted in any way by the criminal justice system," Joel Bewley, the Burlington County Prosecutor's spokesperson, was quoted by CBSPhilly TV as saying.

"He has not been charged with a crime," he added.

The channel quoted a source involved in the investigation as saying that Narra had a strong alibi. The source was not identified.

The channel said that Narra is expected to attend the funeral in India of his wife, Sasikala (38), and son, Anish (6), both of whom were found stabbed to death on March 23 in their Maple Shade home in New Jersey.

Post-mortems were done on the bodies of the victims and the remains were sent to a funeral home, according to the channel.

Bewley told the channel he would not comment on whether Narra is a suspect because his office does not comment on past, present, or future suspects.

CBSPhilly said that the source confirmed that Hanumantha Narra "was involved in a relationship with another woman as of last week".

The woman was not identified.

However, the move is expected to be controversial as Sasikala’s family back home in India, has accused Narra of killing his wife.

Sasikala’s brother Vijay had alleged that her husband was having an extra-marital affair, and the family therefore suspected his involvement.

IANS inputs

Read: Heartbroken family of Sasikala, Andhra techie murdered in New Jersey, accuse her husband



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