She was described like a princess.
Today nine-year-old Ashdeep Kaur is dead from strangulation. Her stepmother has been charged with her murder and her ex-husband is under arrest for helping her hide.
Prosecutors say Shamdai Arjun, 55, had threatened several times to kill her step daughter who arrived in the United States from India just three months ago to be with her father.
Quoting from the criminal complaint, the New York Daily News reports “As recently as Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, the defendant told the (girl’s father) that she would kill the victim, Ashdeep Kaur.”
She was arrested at the residence of her ex-husband, who refused to allow police into his house.
Raymond Narayan, 65, has been charged with obstructing police.
The girl’s body was found in the bathtub of her father’s home.
Prosecutors describe their evidence as circumstantial, but “overwhelming.
Defense attorney Judah Maltz says prosecutors lack proof.
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