An Indian couple was found dead at their home in the United States' New Jersey after their four-year-old daughter was seen crying alone in the house's balcony by neighbours, reports PTI quoting family sources. The neighbours then informed the local police who entered the house and Balaji Bharat Rudrawar, 32, and his wife Arati Balaji Rudrawar, 30, were found dead in the house on Wednesday.
Balaji's father Bharat Rudrawar told PTI that he was informed about the incident on Thursday by the police and the reason for death is still not clear. He said that the US police have told him that they will share the findings of the autopsy report.
Bharat said that Arati was "seven months pregnant," and added, "We had been to their house and were planning a trip to the US again."
"I am not aware of any possible motive. They were a happy family and had lovely neighbours," he said when asked if he suspected foul play.
Talking about the girl, Bharat said that she is with a friend of Balaji. "He had several friends in the local Indian community, which comprises over 60% of the population in New Jersey," he said.
"I was informed by the US authorities that it will take at least 8 to 10 days for the bodies to reach India after necessary formalities," he said.
Balaji Rudrawar, who hailed from Ambajogai in Maharashtra's Beed district, was an IT professional and moved to the US with his wife in August 2015 after getting married in December 2014, his father said.