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Justice Sought For Father Beaten To Death

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Old Bridge, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

In 2010 an Indian man, Dr. Divyendu Sinha was viciously attacked in Old Bridge, New Jersey by 5 teenagers in front of his entire family. The father was beaten so badly that three days later he died from his injuries.

Last week, his wife was in Mercer County Superior Court for the sentencing of the five attackers and she said that she was extremely disappointed in the justice system.

“I’m faced with having to accept a lenient sentence while I’m outraged by this, I am happy that the judge gave them the maximum that he could. I am now going to try to put this behind me and move on as best I can.” She said.

All five attackers were charged with murder, but none were convicted. Two victims got 6 months in prison for a “simple assault”, another got seven years for “aggravated manslaughter”. The sentencing for the final two attackers got postponed until November but the driver is slated to possibly get up to ten years because he was not truthful during his testimony and the final attacker is facing anywhere from four to eight years of prison time.

The Indian community in Old Bridge is outraged by this incident and has started a fast growing grassroots social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

Vikram Venkataraman spoke out about their efforts. “We started a hashtag #Justice4Sinha and started spreading it on Twitter, we went on Facebook and created multiple pages, we started getting a petition signed. We had a petition of about 5,500 signatures in the past 6 days. So we got immediately involved with social media just from a sense of outrage.” He said.

Those protesting this case hope the petition will encourage the judicial system to give the remaining two attackers the maximum sentence when sentenced next month.

At this point the family is exhausted by trying to find justice for their loved one. This situation has been dragging on for years and they are hoping to shed light on cases of injustice like this one.

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