News Nation Logo


US: Indian-origin man kills wife, gets 20 years in prison

The Supreme Court Of The US Sentenced A 48-year-old Indian-origin Man To 20 Years In Prison For Killing His Wife. He Stabbed His Wife Nearly 40 Times After She Told Him That She Was Having An Affair.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 08 Oct 2017, 02:56:21 PM
US: Indian-origin man kills wife, gets 20 years in prison (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court of the US sentenced a 48-year-old Indian-origin man to 20 years in prison for killing his wife. He stabbed his wife nearly 40 times after she told him that she was having an affair.

Nitin P Singh will have to serve 85 per cent of the sentence before being eligible for parole under the terms of the sentence handed down by the apex court judge Linda Lawhun in Salem, New Jersey.

The accused killed his 42-year-old wife Seema Singh, who was a Collingswood shopkeeper, in July last year in their own apartment while their three children slept nearby. The children were not injured, according to

ALSO READ: Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune’s 40 young and influential people list

The accused attacked his wife after she said she was leaving him and would be taking all of his money and their children with her, according to a statement registered by the Indian-origin man himself.

He said that he went into a rage and picked up the first thing he saw, a knife, and began stabbing her. Nitin then called 911 to say his wife was not breathing. He was later charged with murdering her by stabbing her nearly 40 times.

(With PTI inputs)

ALSO READ: 2 Indian-origin women smuggling 4 kg gold jewellery in underwear arrested in Mumbai airport

For all the Latest World News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 08 Oct 2017, 02:53:51 PM