A 43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher in the US was killed while she was out jogging in Plano, a suburb close to Dallas, and police have initiated a murder investigation, based on media studies.
According to the police, Sarmistha Sen, who was primarily based in Plano, Texas, was randomly attacked and killed while jogging on August 1 close to the Chisholm Trail Park.
Her physique was discovered mendacity in the creek-area close to Legacy Drive and Marchman Way by a passer-by, based on a report in the WFAA.com.
Sen was a pharmacist and researcher who studied molecular biology and labored with most cancers sufferers.
She initially was from Sindri in Jharkhand and moved to Plano after her marriage to Arindam Roy. She has two younger sons.
According to the Dallasnews.com, an individual of curiosity in the case has been arrested on a housebreaking cost.
The suspect is recognized as 29-year previous Bakari Moncrief and is being held on a USD 1 million bond for the housebreaking cost.
“We have our suspicions, but we have to have proof,” Plano police spokesperson David Tilley mentioned.
“And that’s what they’re looking for right now is trying to obtain proof as to whether or not this individual is or is not responsible for her death,” he mentioned.
Police say across the identical time of the homicide, somebody broke right into a home close by on the 3400 block of Michael Drive, fox4news.com reported.
“This is not something we see and definitely something very very random,” Plano police spokesperson David Tilley was quoted as saying by the WFAA.com.
“For something like this to happen, clearly it concerns all of us. And we’re very hopeful that this is going to be an isolated incident,” he mentioned.
The medical expert has not launched the reason for dying, and police will not be saying how Sen died.
An athlete, Sen used to run the favored Chisholm Trail almost each morning earlier than her kids awakened, the report in the fox4news.com mentioned.
The incident led to an outpouring of grief and help for the household.
Her household says she went for her common run on Saturday morning and by no means got here again.
Her elder brother, Sumit Sen, a health care provider, has flown in from California after listening to the information.
He mentioned that Sen had a go-getter spirit and was an avid runner.
“She just immediately connected with anybody she met on a deeply personal level with a very infectious smile and energy,” Sumit, her brother, mentioned.
A day after the incident, strangers, neighbours and pals surrounded two bushes close to the park with flowers and lots of of trainers.
“It touched me. It’s great when I’ve seen hundreds of shoes because you know what, people care,” Mario Major, shut buddy of the household, was quoted as saying by WFAA.com.
“Why would something like this happen to someone who’s such a great human being?” Major mentioned.
Aneesh Chintala, who visited the memorial on Sunday to pay his respects, mentioned, “I’m upset. I feel really bad for the family. My heart goes out to them because I know they were a nice family.” Her neighbours are additionally planning a memorial run subsequent Saturday in her reminiscence.