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

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

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.
 

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