Family of Divyendu Sinha, victim killed in fatal Old Bridge beating, pushes for max sentences

Scientist Divyendu Sinha was killed in front of his family in June 2010 by a group of Old Bridge teenagers.

Scientist Divyendu Sinha was killed in front of his family in June 2010 by a group of Old Bridge teenagers. (10/17/13)

OLD BRIDGE - The family of an Old Bridge man beaten to death by a group of teens is pushing for maximum sentences in the case.

A large segment of New Jersey's Indian-American community is also supporting the cause.

The victim's wife, Alka Sinha, along with friends and other supporters held a press conference Thursday, making it clear they're not happy with how the case has played out.

Scientist Divyendu Sinha was killed in front of his family in June 2010 by a group of Old Bridge teenagers.

All of the accused have pleaded guilty or been convicted on some charges, but none have been convicted of murder.

Alka Sinha is asking for the stiffest penalties possible, specifically for the three suspects who pleaded guilty.

"We have the right that the justice that's protecting us is protecting the right way,” says community activist Sandeep Sharma.

The sentencing of all five teens involved is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.

Supporters of the Sinha family handed over a petition with more than 7,000 signatures asking for maximum sentences.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 1 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
Authorities in Newark are searching for a person 2 Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 3 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges
News 12 was told the fire started around 4 Firefighters clear warehouse fire, road closes
A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 5 Crews begin removal of 600-year-old tree in Bernards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Alka Sinha says she was walking with her Old Bridge woman seeks retribution for husband's murder

The wife of an Old Bridge man beaten to death three years ago spoke to

Alka Sinha lost her husband nearly three years Old Bridge beating widow unhappy over plea

The widow of a man beaten to death by a group of teens is unhappy

Two years after the beating death of her Old Bridge family demands justice for slain man

It's been more than two years since Alka Sinha watched in horror as her two

Jurors find Contreras not guilty in 2010 killing

A jury has found Steven Contreras not guilty of murder in the 2010 killing of

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE