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Old Bridge teens charged with murder of Divyendu Sinha

handcuff121409_optMiddlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Acting Chief Robert Bonfante of the Old Bridge Police Department announced that three 17-year-old males have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder following the death this morning of a 49-year-old township resident.

The three males, all Old Bridge residents, previously had been charged with conspiring to commit an aggravated assault and aggravated assault upon Divyendu Sinha. The homicide charges were filed after Mr. Sinha was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Mr. Sinha was taken to the hospital after he was beaten shortly before 11:42 p.m. on June 25, 2010, as he was walking with his family on Fela Drive in Old Bridge. No weapons were used in the assault.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Tuesday by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office.

While an investigation into the death remains active, preliminary findings indicate the assault was not racially motivated and that Mr. Sinha was the victim of a random attack. A final determination will not be reached until the investigation is completed.

The three juveniles were remanded to the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center in North Brunswick following a preliminary Family Court hearing in New Brunswick this morning before Superior Court Judge Roger W. Daley.

The three juveniles are scheduled to return to Family Court on July 1, 2010, for a preliminary hearing on the murder and murder conspiracy charges.

Their names are being withheld because of their ages. They were arrested and charged on June 26, 2010.

After the investigation is completed, Prosecutor Kaplan will review all reports in the case and will decide whether to seek to try the three in Superior Court as adults.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Greg Morris of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-5600, or Investigator Paul Miller of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-4466.


Comments (50)
50 Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:27
Blame the judge, the police dept, the jury, and then the suspects- Position of power yet fails to comphred right from wrong.

There is a time to kill
49 Thursday, 15 July 2010 22:54
The law... Yes the system is set up to protect us all but ... If its know that these 3 murdered dr. Sinha... Then there is no question about it .... Death penalty... Don't put them in jail and waste our hard worked money ...

If no one saw this crime happen... Then let it be debated... But in this case.... Let there be justice,,

I truly feel very sad,.. And to let you know ... If someone did what they did to my father... I could honestly tell you that I would lose control... ... I believe in an eye for an eye,,, ... But I will never know ... Its to hard to imagine being in someone else's shoes ... Until you are actually dealing with it ,..

I personally think the education system has failed us...
Then come to think of it,.. I know how my parents raised me... With love and respect and educated me at home, along with the schooling... So it truly begins from home... If the parent don't give a hoots about their kids future... And are having babies for the hell of it and can't take care of them... Those are the parent to be punished.... We are so far from correcting this problem...

On the other hand ... This is the safest country in the world.,.. We indian know that the justice system in india is far worst than here,,,

Lets all come together and help make our home... "America" better place to live and and stand up to these worthless fools.

God bless
48 Thursday, 15 July 2010 10:11
Sri Kumar
These kids or junior adults are the product of our current society. It is tempting to continue hating and be violent to them to the extent of condemning them to death or life in prison. But I ask each of you. What will that truly accomplish at this stage? The act is done. Now we need to ask, what is the root cause of this, can it happen to others, how can we improve conditions in our society to prevent this from happening. I hope we can evolve in our maturity towards this type of thinking. Let us show restraint and let the facts and the law judge these kids rather than our assumptions and emotions.

Let the record note, that I am Indian.
47 Friday, 09 July 2010 23:15
Dave Makkar
Dear Every one:
Please send letters to Gov. Christie & AG Paula Dow for State investigation into the brutal murder of Mr. Sinha in racial attack as per the attached letter sent to Gov. Christie. Local authorities are trying to cover up this incident as stray incident rather than hate crime.

Chris Christie

AG Paula Dow


ttp:// justicefordivyendufamily. wordpress.com/

http://www.petitiononline. com/divyendu/petition.html

Re: Brutal Murder of Dr. Sinha due to a racial attack on June 25, 2010

Hon. Chris Christie:
The brutal murder of 49 yrs old eminent professor Dr Diveyndu Sinha out side his own home in Old Bridge by few teenagers of the town has shaken the Indian Community all over America with revived fear for their safety. The sense of security among the community members has vanished over night. Then the report of racial bias towards the Old Bridge Indian community as narrated by the members during the meeting with Mayor Philips on 6-29-10 has further compounded the fear factor along with outrage.

We request your honor that all investigations related to the brutal murder of Dr Sinha under racial bias must be handled by Bias Crime Unit of Attorney General’s Office. The sham investigations by Old Bridge Police under a known Indian Hater Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan is an insult to the victims; Late Dr Sinha, his 2 children age 12 & 16, wife & entire community of Indian origin living in New Jersey and America.

There should be prosecution of the parents of the teenagers for bad parenting, school teachers & principle for not reporting abnormal behavior of these teenagers involved in the murder to law enforcement agencies. Above all 104 Police Officers of Old Bridge Twp must be investigated and interrogated separately to find out what went wrong in ensuring law & order including neighborhood patrolling to prevent such crimes. All of them can not take a stand that they were unaware what the teenagers were doing in the town. The Police Chief of Old Bridge must be fired immediately and charged with failure to perform his fiduciary duties. Those found guilty out of the 104 Officers must be discharged from the force and prosecuted for failure to perform their duties and for aiding the brutal murder of Dr Sinha in a racial attack due to their negligence.

This incident has brought so many India American families of NJ like my family under constant fear especially when they are aware of the fact that majority in their town’s Police departments treat Indians with contempt and racial bias.

Impartial investigations by Attorney General’s office will send the right message on the street that there is accountability for crimes committed against minorities and it is safe for the minorities to raise their families in New Jersey.

Further residents of New Jersey must be assured that the Police Departments of the towns are for Law Enforcement and prevention of crimes only. Police Departments in conjunction with corrupt Municipal Courts are not merely revenue generating entities for the townships to implement traffic summons quota designed by the Politicians to generate revenues. These Traffic Summons Quota are primarily being used against minorities and diverting the Police Force from their primary job of Law Enforcement and Prevention of serious crimes.


List of few incidents where County Prosecutor Kaplan should have fired the Police Officers from their job but opted to keep them

Patrolman Dotro with a gun in hand trashed Ajay Patel & Bimal Joshi with his boots in front of so called community leaders. Later on the advice of Kiran Desai both paid a fine for putting Indian flags without permit rather than demanding prosecution & suspension of Dotro for Police Brutality under Racial Bias.

A liquor store clerk Rajnikant Parikh was brutally beaten under Racial Bias by same Patrolman Michael Dotro in front of 30-40 Indians. Kaplan refused to take the testimony of the witnesses by saying they are not credible witnesses because every body is saying the same thing. Later on Parikh was deported in violation of US laws & human rights. State & ICE spent more than $100,000.00 & kept Parikh in Jail for over 8 months and still denied him Fair & Open Trail just to save a knuckle head cop Dotro whom Parikh accused of Police Brutality under Racial Bias.

Patrolman Schwartz led Police Union, members, supporters & family members called, “Indians are cockroaches, animals, illiterates and illegal go home.” These are the worst ever called Racial Slurs for any community in over 200 years history of America. Police Dept, Mayor & Twp of Edison has yet to give verbal or written apology.
46 Friday, 09 July 2010 12:32
A Crime is a Crime...If those miscreants can be responsible enough to drive a car in the state of NJ, then whats the problem in trying them as adults ?
45 Thursday, 08 July 2010 14:33
Apparently to be a scum bag is all the rage these days. Parents do not care what their kids do and let them roam freely doing whatever they please. Then you have something like this happen. The most common excuse is "oh but they are good kids." That angers me even more. Society is going down the tubes and producing lazy people who want something for nothing. These young people today don't want to work but want to take, take, take and even take a life during the process. Time for upstanding people to start carrying small hand guns. This could happen to anyone.

All these "kids" deserve is a firing squad.
I would not try these murderes in prison, even if these shitholes get life imprisonment, that is a VERY GOOD outcome for them. I would kidnap them, and create a calender of my activities each day for them. I would put them in an underground, stinking, dark, hot dungeon, having just enough oxygen to keep them alive. Give them just enough food and water so they survive for next 80 years and then cut their body part VERRYYY sloowllllly each day, very carefully, so that with each inch of cut of their body part, they feel the same pain, each day, each hour, for next 80 years of their lives, that Mr. Sinha's family felt the day incident happened.
I also DO NOT agree that they should be tried as adults, I think they should be tried as ANIMALS!!!
There is nothing that will provide justice except the treatment above.
didn't anyone hear them scream, shout, ask for help,....why didn't anyone run out to help them...that would have scared those b@stards away maybe...
terrible, terrible tragedy....death to the murderers nothing less will suffice...
also a note n request - pl let's learn something from this tragedy...indians must stand up for each other...i don't mean stand up against anyone since we belong to this country too...i just mean indians themselves put each other down...the younger generation born here are the worst...they treat other indians who've immigrated her with some sort of disdain and superiority which is hateful, deplorable, unnecessary...only if we are united will we count for anything in this country...rather than 'soft, easy, defenceless' targets we can become a force to reckon with...
peace everybody...my heartfelt prayers to his family...
42 Tuesday, 06 July 2010 03:26
As tragic and unforgiveable as this heinous incident is, it smells of something even more sinister than a hate crime. These juveniles were reportedly chasing another man and peppering his car with damaging "missiles" just minutes before the attack on Mr. Sinha. The other gentleman was lucky enough to get away. I hate to say it, but this has all the earmarks of a senseless gang initiation stunt. The Old Bridge Police Department has kept the peace in this town for a very long time. I sincerely hope they continue to do so while conducting a very thorough investigation into this incident as well as the real reason for it. I have always felt safe here and I would like to continue to do so. Persons like the five individuals involved here, must be given a clear and swift message that the residents of Old Bridge, regardless of ethnicity, will not tolerate this kind of behavior. My sincerest condolences to the Sinha family. We are all behind you in your quest for justice.
41 Monday, 05 July 2010 14:55
I am surprised that the middlesex county prosecutor has still not charged these criminals as adults. This is not like stealing candy from a store, this is cold blooded murder. It is very shameful that it is taking so much time for the authorities to decide whether to charge them as adults.
Even if this were not racially motivated (which I very much doubt), such brutal murder is worth a lifetime in jail no matter what. Being 17 yr. old they had the guts to drive high on drugs, beat someone to death and post filthy stuff on the web, yet the authorities are still pondering whether to try them as adult?? What is going on in this country?
40 Saturday, 03 July 2010 14:59
Dave Makkar
Attorney General should investigate Sinha Murder
The brutal murder of Dr Sinha out side his own home by few teenagers of his own town has shaken the Indian Community all over America . The sense of security among the community members has vanished over night. Then reports of racial bias towards Indian community members as narrated during the meeting with Mayor Philips on 6-29-10 has further compounded the fear factor. All investigations related to the brutal murder of Dr Sinha must be handled by AG office. Parents of the teenagers for bad parenting, school teachers & principle for not reporting abnormal behavior of these teenagers to law enforcement and above all 104 Police Officers of Old Bridge must be investigated to find out what went wrong in enforcing law & order. Impartial investigations by AG office will send right message on the street that there is accountability for crimes committed against minorities and it is safe for minorities to raise their families in NJ

Rajnikant was brutally beaten under Racial Bias by Michael Dotro in front of 30-40 Indians. Kaplan refused to take their testimony by saying they are not credible witnesses because every body is saying same thing. Later on Parikh was deported in violation of US laws & human rights. State & ICE spent more than $100,000.00 & kept Parikh in Jail for over 8 months and still denied him Fair & Open Trail just to save a WHITE cop Dotro whom Paikh accused of Police Brutality under Racial Bias.
Schwartz led Police Union, members, supporters & family members called, “Indians are cockroaches, animals, illiterates and illegal go home.” These are the worst ever called Racial Slurs for any community in over 200 years history of America . Police Dept, Mayor & Twp of Edison has yet to give verbal or written apology because community leaders like Upendra Chivukula feels these Slurs are Compliments for the community!
39 Friday, 02 July 2010 18:32
AJ Melvin
These men were bragging about their worthless crimes on face book.

I found this on newjerseynewsroom.com

This is supposedly the myspace page of Christian Tinli, showing the photo of the alleged (by readers on the web, that is) three assailants, Christian Tinli, Cash Johnson and Julian Daley, in that order from left to right (plus some girl in the middle):

Supposedly the myspace page of Cash Johnson:

Supposedly the myspace page of Julian Daley:

About me:
Yo my name is Christian and i live in NJ. I grew up in New Brunswick and was raised there. I moved to Old Bridge when i was like 10. I go to Old Bridge High School. I like to chill with mi my three niggaz Cash, Blair,and Shoni. We be up to no good sometimes but neva get cought, but they got my back if anything happens. We all some true "G"'s.
38 Friday, 02 July 2010 10:41
I personally don't know the victim or his family and this may be far fetched, but I want to pose the following question, at least to vent my sadness and anger over this incident which I am unable to overcome...

Apart from the criminial proceedings against the worms (who should arguably be tried as adults) leading to the maximum penalty that the law allows, could there be room for a civil action against the OB school district on behalf of the Sinha family, if the deplorable situation at OBHS (which would have definitely contributed to something like this happening) as described in the many of the posts elsewhere can be proven in court ?
37 Thursday, 01 July 2010 23:42
"I believe the names of the 17 year-olds who committed the murder of Mr. Sinha should be released and they should be tried as adults"

Their names are Cash Johnson, Christian Tinli and Julian Daley.

You can check them out on Facebook or myspace.com

Their Facebook wall posts that bragged about the attack were posted the morning after, only 10 hours after the attack. They've since been removed.

The names of the other 2 (possibly 3) have not been released, for a total of 5 involved. At least 2 of these 5 pieces of crap remained in the car and were sitting in the car watching, instead of calling 911 for help. They are also pieces of crap and just as guilty.

To bad NJ did away with the death penalty. I'd like to see them fried or gassed (after first serving a few years in prison as someone's 'bitch') with their photos plastered all over the news media. They get to decide if they get fried or gassed. That's all what really needs to happen (but it won't) so these 'up and coming' new breed of criminals may think twice before joy-riding, looking for trouble and starting trouble for a few hours (before the attack) terrorizing other people and damaging their cars (before the attack) and then continuing with their acts of violence, beating an innocent man to death in front of his family. Then boasting about it on Facebook. No remorse. Disgusting.

There will, in the future, be more of these stories b/c there is no death penalty.
The laws are made to protect the criminal ... UNLESS, of course, the attack is against a Politician, Judge or Law Enforcement/Police Officer, or their immediate families, otherwise the legal system is a huge failure.
36 Thursday, 01 July 2010 21:13
Amisha Jhaveri
These teens should 100 % be tried as adults. And their names have been released. I read it & looked up these jerks and cowardly idiots online and on facebook. What a shame & disgrace. These kids should be locked up & their faces should be put in the paper. This country has too many laws to protect minors who actually know the hate & anger in their crimes. I feel sorry for his family & condolences to all this man's family.
35 Thursday, 01 July 2010 20:13
Social Progress
What is sad is that on facebook there was a great debate where people were ACTUALLY saying that these kids should not be tried as adults or jailed or anything. This makes me even more sick than the act itself.

I hope these kids get the needle, and if it were up to me, the ignorant fools who defend acts like this deserve nothing less than that as well!
34 Thursday, 01 July 2010 18:12
Why are these 3 (I dont want to call them men or boys) waste of lives are getting to be tried as Juvi's? I didn't know Mr. Sinha, but my prayers have been with him and his family from the moment I heard of this.

EYE for and EYE, these waste of life 16-17 year old jerk offs should get the sh*t beated out of them and hung by their balls! I hate that they did this and I can only imagine what their parents and the family of Mr. Sinha is thinking and doing right now.

Ultimately, these jerk offs will have to answer to GOD and what will he say? I'm sure the jerk off's parents are proud! WASTE OF LIFE! How much of a bad ass are you now in JAIL! I hope you get nailed is the A** everynight. HAHA HOW about THAT BIG GUY!


ALL my PRAYERS and THOUGHTS with the SINHA family, may you have the love, support, strength and courage to face this and make you a closer family.

may Mr. Sinha Rest In Peace.
33 Thursday, 01 July 2010 15:31
I know the kids and were good friends with them and I can tell you that this is NOT racially motivated they had many friends that where from that side of the world.
32 Thursday, 01 July 2010 11:06
I think this is not random at all and the attitude of the police and administration is partly to blame. I can bet that justice will not be served in this case.

I urge the local residents to unite and put pressure on the athorities.

My condolences to the family of Mr. Sinha.
All Indian communities like Tamil Sangham, Telugu sangham, Kannda sangham get unite rightaway and with one voice we all should talk to politicians and get justice to family
30 Thursday, 01 July 2010 08:46
We are Minorities and most successful, most educated and love to carry everybody along with us. We love this Country, it's ours. We bring economic power, We raise the standards of Schools, We are rich in Culture, we have heritage..We have lots of Sinhas..Average Joe here can not match our Strengths and will never be for next 100 years.

Our deepest condolence for Sinha family..May god give them Strength.
29 Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:27
John Parker
Overall, i an extremely disgusted in what these 3 boys did. Why? Why? who would ever kill a man in front of his family?!? They should serve the rest of their lives in prison and see how "hard" they're. Welcome to the real world. For all the African American teens reading this. Us being the whites dont hate you at all! But some of you truly act like MONKEY! We know alot of you are smart and well rounded, so please dont hang with this type of crowd. If it were my dad that was murdered in front of me, idk what id to. TRY THEM AS ADULTS, get these clowns to the prison!
28 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 21:56
honest opinion kid
their names are Cash Johnson, Christian Tinli and Julian Daley.

this is enough. the indian commiunity should unite and fight against such racial murders.

Indians are "model" minorities as they are the highest educated and highest income ethnic subgroup as per U.S. census bureau. we will not take this from "cancers" of society that leech of our earnings and inhibit our survival and progress
27 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 18:35
some who cares
There was a time that I was working in Old Bridge and I have experienced RACIAL PREJUDICE FROM CITY OFFICIALS, NOT TO MENTION THE POLICE ALSO, now the issue of Dr.Sinha will be claimed A NON-RACIAL case and ONE OF RANDOM ATTACK BY OLD BRIDGE POILCE/TOWNSHIP,

26 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:51
Old Bridge resident
I, like almost everyone who just heard of this sadness, am praying for Mr. Sinha and his family. I don't have words to comfort you, that's where my prayers come in. I pray God will protect you at this time and give you that comfort and strength to endure the next phase of your lives.
As for the ones who dared to take this family man's life away, in front of his family, no less.......I also pray that they receive just punishment for their crime. At age 17, they drive, work, play sports, have lots of friends and have taken all of it for granted. And from what their facebooks have said, they are guilty of getting high often and bragging about it. How can this be fair? Anyone of authority who turns the other way or downplays or LIES about these hateful youths are just as guilty. They DROVE around HIGH looking for fun and decided to murder an innocent man in front of his family, etc etc. I see no reason to lessen this crime with insulting made up justifications of what they have done. God please enlighten the authorities and lawyers and prosecutors so that they will do the right and moral thing in the name of Mr. Sinha and his precious family. And shame on their families for not being aware that they all 3 got high OFTEN, this is a known fact among kids in Old Bridge, shame shame. Nowadays we should all be waiting up for our kids, I do still and my kids are in college. I love them so dearly that I go to this measure to make sure thay are ok and not involved in any wrong-doing. I worry for their safety as I wait up for their return. Enough, I'm so sad ..God be with them all!
25 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:31
I don't understand where these idiotic maniacs are heading towards.Even hell would be ashamed to give an entry to such maniacs.17 year of age is the ideal time to concentrate in studies, build foundation for their life.What do these guys think they were doing?Playing a game of life and death.No this is not accepted in a fair society.I think the government should intervene and play the game called life and death with them.I think even that would be less for them !!!
24 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:12
very sad, deepest condolences to the family!!

the news coverage is very limited though, not even a single picture of the crime!! a respectable man an honest man has been murdered and the murderers are already being protected?

23 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:58
It is the high time to understand what is development? Whether a rich country like America , where the teenagers are not having sense of understanding for life is developed or a poor country is developed, where sacrifice is the religion..In my view, spiritual development is the true development. This madness must be stopped for the sake of true development. We are deeply grieved because of the the untimely demise of our kin and pray God for his heavenly departure of soul...
22 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:53
Kiran Kairab Ferrandino
I am so saddened to hear about this tragedy. I grew up in Old Bridge - I moved there when I was three and our family was one of the first Indian American families in the community. Over the years, the makeup of Old Bridge changed - some for the good and some for the bad.

That this could happen ANYWHERE is a tragedy. That a man who was loved by his family and friends and was a valued member of a community could be brought down by such trash is a travesty. 17 is one year old from adulthood. If I didn't know at 17 that murder was evil, I certainly wouldn't have a better sense of it by maturing another year.

I hope that law enforcement makes an example of this. Hate crime is not acceptable in any community. Murder should not go unpunished because of a technicality. These individuals were not 12 - they were 17.

And what message do you send when you say - hey - it's ok - they are juveniles? Does it become that much easier for a 16 year old or a 15 year old to commit something like this without consequence?

I feel like I am watching the climate in this country become a bit number and more hostile to the immigrant population. There is a deeper resentment that is making it acceptable, even comical, that something like this article can be written by Joel Stein and published in Time - about the heavy Indian populution in one of Old Bridge's neighboring town's Edison.

People are watching - please make an example of this.

To Mr. Sinha's family - I am so sorry. Years ago, my uncle was shot in a hate crime/petty theft while my aunt looked on. I will never get him back - he was one of the best people I will ever have the fortune to know. They never caught the assailants. My uncle never met his grandchildren - but he lives on in them.

I hope that Mr. Sinha lives on for you as well - in everything you love - in everything you do - and in each of you.

God bless you.
21 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:33
Yet another guy
I am cutting and pasting the following comment which I found on a prominent Indian news channel. The second paragraph mentions three names, supposedly of the assailants. I cannot attest to the veracity of this information, or otherwise...

from wellwisher06 at 15:36, Jun 30, 2010
Dr. Sinha had a glorious career in the field of Computer Science. He was working as a Senior Software Project Manager at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. He had also served as CTO & VP at KoamTac and had worked within various positions at Eastman Kodak. Dr. Sinha had earned his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology and had been a professor at the College of Staten Island. He had earned his graduate degree from IIT Khadagpur. Dr. Sinha was an author of several books on computer imaging and Computational mathematical morphology. Dr. Sinha had lived in this neighborhood, for over 16 years where the attack was committed. He was fatally assaulted, unprovoked right outside his house on the night of Friday, 25-Jun-10 by some High School kids who were obviously drunk and high and were looking for a victim just for kicks. Dr. Sinha was returning home after a walk with his wife and two sons, shortly after dinner. Dr. Sinha%u2019s two sons also received injuries. After struggling for life, Sinha was declared to have passed away on 28-Jun-10, Monday morning (Eastern Time) at 4:00 AM

While the attack may or may not have been racial, the essential question is how, Indians living abroad seek safety and justice without the intervention of the Government of India. The three assailants: 17 year old murderers had absolutely no remorse even after this violent crime. The attack was committed on Friday night. On Saturday morning, the criminals were busy posting random stuff at facebook and myspace. They were obviously overjoyed at their feat. Old Bridge High School students: Cash Johnson, Christian Tinli and Julian Daley were the names behind this violent crime. Julian Daley's facebook profile has since been deleted. It was last seen until Wednesday morning and all three murderers had been busy posting on each other's walls until Saturday morning after the attack. Cash Johnson, Christian Tinli and Julian Daley%u2019s public profiles show their menace and a complete lack of remorse.

It is understandable that the US laws prohibit juvenile criminals' names to be declared within the United States but what about the trial? It is being speculated that the accused might not really get a punishment fit in the United States for murder. They might be sent either to their parents or a juvenile detention center. Is that a fit trial for an unprovoked murder of an elderly scholar? Should the Indian Government intervene and request USA to try these murderers as adults? If that is not done, these animals would end up getting an unjust and lenient punishment in the name of being %u2018technically%u2019 minors.

It is important for people to understand that Indians who live far from their homeland have very little but their own communities to care for. At a time like this, the Indian Government must intervene and offer support and justice for the dearly departed. Dr. Sinha had done some extremely generous activities within India and US for the Indian community. Generations of his relatives have sought inspiration from him in career and life. He has helped numerous youngsters in India gain the right path in studies and career. Many of them have landed in the country's finest institutions like the IIT's and others. Thanks to his inspiration and love, his passing is being deeply mourned among family, relatives, friends and acquaintances in India.

Dr. Sinha was a loving son and a doting father and husband. His family, hailing from Bihar are devastated. His old parents and are finding it hard to come to terms with the tragedy. Sad part is, they will not be able to travel to the US to see their son for the one last time. Dr. Sinha's wife and two teenage sons are trying to keep strong. His only brother has flown to the US already and is attempting to offer support in the face of this great personal tragedy. Dr. Sinha's last rites will be performed in New Jersey and parallel religious ceremonies will be performed in India by his grieving parents. May God give the family strength and hope. Hopefully they will be able to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts for this seemingly unforgiveable event. Our prayers and wishes for the departed and his family.
20 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:28
Tanvi Verma
I fall short of words whenever I think of him.He was my uncle and all my life I have been awed by his personality.He was not only an intellect but also a great person by heart.I have really fond memories of him.

My heart wrenches when I realize that a person of his stature has become victim to such fate.Such heinous act happening in civilized society is a shame for the entire humanity.I pray for him, me and my family will always miss him.
19 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 09:28
prakash kapila
America is developed country largely because of intelligent people many of whom have migrated first from Europe then from Asia.This progress must not stop and it will stop if such incidents occur and no deterrent is developed.Such incidents promote people to leave america if already migrated or think of not coming to america if not migrated.Since anybody who becomes a migrant worker can easily have found lively hood in places where they were born.

Jury needs to find deterrent for such acts for their cities and towns to prosper.Ignoring such acts will only make your city like another Detroit with vacant town homes, streets with abandoned houses.Non competitive schools that can only produce workers whose job will be outsourced eventually.
18 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:30
I just lost my husband to illiness but to lose a loved one due to a senseless HATE CRIME is beyond comprehension. I hope those 3 murderers rot in jail for the rest of their pathethic lives. I pray for the victims family and hope they can find some day in their lives Peace! Old Bridge Police Dept get your facts straight how could this not be considered a Hate Crime....do the right thing!
It seems this is preplanned attack, to finish Dr. Sinha particularly. Why teen should involve for such a crime? What was their enmity with Dr.Sinha? This is purely racial attack, incubating in attackers family minds for long, and they systematically executed it.

This is not only loss to the Sinha family, to the company and to the country, he was working for.
16 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:59
Milind Purandare
I was Divyendu's undergraduate hostel mate at IIT kharagpur and his hostel neighbour for 5 years. I have lots and lots of memories about him. I am deeply saddened and dont know what to say. May his soul rest in peace
15 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:50
Jules Sainte xBayer & Siemens' employee
Dr Divyendu (David) Sinha, was the world's greatest man that ever lived. I am not of his culture, but I have had the pleasure of knowing him from the time I worked there. He was and is the kindest person, I do share in the arrogance that some people DO NOT take the time to LEARN of others Interest; Feelings; Nationality before ACTING OUT in there "DISCRIMINATION; HATE; INSULTING" words and other (which I will respect not to say) BAD behavior of our young teens. I also, have kids 19 year old & 24 year old sons, that we raised to be BETTER than those MORONS!!! out there. I am of Haitian descent, born there and raised here in America, if I behaved that way the courts would not have to worry about prosecuting me-my Parents would have taken care of that!!!. Many. many prayers to you Dr Sinha and Family members. Peace be with you All and keep him in our thoughts and prayers always.

Jules Sainte
14 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:40
Cmon now
Obviously mommy & daddy of the kids who attacked this poor family have pleaded with prosecution that their kids not be charged with a hate crime too. Everyone knows INCLUDING the police the reality that this was not ONLY random, but most definitely racially motivated.

Oh no one heard any slurs during the attack by 3 riled up teenagers at this time of night? Yeah okay... in redneck New Jersey... Try again. It's probably one of the cops relatives or someone related to the DA. They should start investigating the families of these low life trash kids!
13 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 20:12
I know his younger son, and live a few houses away from them. His children have to live with this their entire lives. I think the 17 year olds should tried as adults.
12 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 20:00
I did not even know who Mr. Sinha was before this, but just to think of what his family must be enduring right now is unimaginable. And what a truly great loss. What has this society come to? How can an innocent person be treated so brutally and cruelly? My heart goes out to Sinhaji's family members. May justice be brought to them.
11 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:57
I did not know Mr. Sinha personally but I am deeply saddened by this incident. I feel the pain and agony of what his family must be going through right now. We have to realize that this can happen to anyone of us. No one can change the thinking that some of the "low lives" have but we all have to be united, watch out for each other and try to be extra careful, especially protect our kids. I am not saying that we be scared of these "bastards" but better to avoid them.

May GOD be with his family.
10 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:53
resident of old bridge
i want to know who these kids are, and where they live. people are pretty rude in central jersey all around, but murder? does indifference to other races eventually lead to this? as a brown person, i am scared to send my children to school in this town. i hope they try these fools as adults. i am certainly going to stand up to these violent freaks even when the violence shows up as a vile lack of civility.
my heart goes out to Dr.Sinha's family for this horrible loss.
9 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:18
Rashi Okhandiar
He was one of the most beloved member of our family...this was not the end i would have imagined for him. I think it should be the top priority of the American government to look ahead for a safe future of other members of is family that they dont meet the same fate.
8 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:46
Unpunished or loosely punished crimes only embolden the criminals. Making them feel invincible. If the heinous crime against Dr. Sinha and his family is not aptly dealt with there will undoubtedly be more and bolder crimes against various ethnic groups.

Precedence needs to be set so that every self crowned racial cleansing punk may learn that being a mere few months short of 18 will not let him get away with grievous crimes against humanity.

I sincerely offer my condolences to the familly of Dr.Sinha may God give you all strength in this time of need.
7 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:26
Current Senior Software Project Manager at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Past CTO & VP at KoamTac
Acting R&D Site Manager - Allendale, NJ at Eastman Kodak
Senior Manager - HCIS, Health Imaging at Eastman Kodak
Chief Software Technologist - Technical Synergies, Health Imaging at Eastman Kodak
Development Manager – Wafer Scanner at Robotic Vision Systems, Inc
Software Engineering Manager at Research Devices, Inc.

Education Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Stevens Institute of Technology
6 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:17
Well wisher
It seems it is very easy to kill some body in USA if you are not an adult. What a funny law. When every body knows 17 or 18 year old persons are not kid any more. They are becoming father now a days. The court must thik before treating them tried in juvenile courts.
5 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 08:28
I believe that this crime is not a random crime, it is racially motivated crime. I have talked to few people in the neighborhood and many people have bad experiences in the recent days. Specially when walking, kids in the car shout at people like they hate you and want to kill you. Also kids in the neighborhood are damaging cars that are parked on the street. I think like others that names of these kids should be released and they should be tried as adults.
4 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 08:17
It was random or not racially motivated- by discussing this my lovely brother will not with us what i know .
May God will give him shelter at his lotus feet this is only pray we can do
Good people don't stay longer
Bhaiya you will always with us .....
3 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:46
Kumar Abhishek
No one knows, how does it feel to loose close relative like this? People think these countries are well developed & cultured, however I feel it is better to be in undeveloped or underdeveloped countries rather than being developed like US. I have very fond memories of my brother-in-law and that is always going to put me in tears. The authorities should print those culprit names and they should not be tried in juvenile courts. They should be given punishment to a level, where no one would dare to commit such crimes in future. The resources and formalities do not permit me to visit my sister in US. We should have been there standing next to my sister/nephew in this tough time. The rules & regulations have kept all of us in a locked condition.
2 Monday, 28 June 2010 22:19
No Man
I worked with Dave and considered him a friend. He was a good man: smart, focused, diligent. He was also "cool" as a manager; he knew how to get along with people. That a man of Dave's caliber could be brought down by three worthless, cowardly punks is a crime against humanity. I hope these vermin and their parents feel an overpowering sense of shame for the rest of their lives.

May the Great Spirit rest your soul, Dave. I hope your next journey is better than this one.
1 Monday, 28 June 2010 17:35
I believe the names of the 17 year olds who committed the murder of Mr. Sinha should be released and they should be tried as adults. This incident smells of a hate crime. Why else would they stop their car and start beating up someone they don't know and from media reports, not rob him. Especially in a suburban area such as Fela Drive. Condolences to this poor family who had to watch their father/husband get beaten to death for no apparent reason.

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