An Indian-origin man has been charged with killing and sexually assaulting his 65-year-old mom at their residence in New York on the eve of Mother’s Day, in keeping with media stories.
Pushkar Sharma, 28, allegedly carried out the lethal assault on Soraj Sharma at their residence in Jamaica in Bellerose Manor on Saturday morning. The suspect is accused of grabbing his mom from behind, choking and punching her till she fell to the ground, prosecutors mentioned.
“Once down, the son allegedly continued the attack, strangling and punching his mother before sexually assaulting her. The victim lost consciousness and then died,” the New York Post quoted the officers as saying.
The suspect instructed police he “woke up the morning before Mother’s Day “with an uncontrollable urge to harm somebody,” in keeping with a felony grievance.
Pushkar Sharma instructed police, he continued choking her (mom) till he was fairly positive she was lifeless, the felony grievance alleges, reported information company Press Trust of India.
Covered in blood, Sharma gathered his pockets and keys and walked to the 105th Precinct, the place he confessed to the unimaginable violence, the New York Daily News quoted police and prosecutors as saying.
Soraj Sharma’s daughter discovered her mom unconscious within the basement, cops mentioned, including medics rushed her to Long Island Jewish Hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless.
What ought to have been a celebration of Mother’s Day turned a brutal, tragic nightmare for a Queens household, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz mentioned on Sunday.
Sharma was arraigned on Sunday on homicide and sexual abuse fees. He was ordered held with out bail, and his subsequent look is on May 24, the report mentioned.
Sharma’s neighbour Kelvin mentioned he knew Sharma had psychological well being issues, however he was shocked on the slaying.
The household was very nice and pleasant. I’m shocked to know that the son might’ve carried out this, he mentioned.
He recalled a previous incident when neighbours referred to as police as a result of Sharma was performing erratically.
So, it isn’t the primary time. He’s been in bother earlier than, Kelvin mentioned. You can clearly inform that he has some psychological well being points. When he had the cops referred to as on him beforehand, folks mentioned that he was not on his medicines. Perhaps, the identical occurred this time round.
Sharma’s lawyer, Matthew Thomas of the Queens Defenders, didn’t instantly return a name looking for remark, the Daily News report mentioned.
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