Mr. Bruce Kaplan, Prosecutor, Middlesex County, NJ: We want justice for the Murder of Dr. Divyendu Sinha
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Mr. Bruce Kaplan

Mr. Bruce Kaplan, Prosecutor, Middlesex County, NJ: We want justice for the Murder of Dr. Divyendu Sinha

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      Justice For Dr. Divyendu Sinha's Family


Two and a half years ago, on the night of June 25, 2010, Dr. Divyendu Sinha, 49, was out for a walk with his wife and two sons near his home in Old Bridge, NJ., when they were attacked by four teenagers for no apparent reason. They beat Dr. Sinha with their fists and feet, knocking him to the ground. His two sons were beaten as well. Dr. Sinha succumbed to his injuries four days later.

After beating Dr. Sinha, the four teenagers ran back to the car and fled. They bragged to each other about what they had done and how much they enjoyed it. Julian Daley, 16, Christian Tinli, 18, Christopher Conway, 17, Cash Johnson, 17, along with the driver of the car, Steven Contreras, 17, were charged with murder and other lesser counts.

Earlier this year, on May 8th, 2012, in a verdict that devastated many, including the Sinha family, a jury found the driver of the get-away car, Steven Contreras, Not Guilty of murder, and could not reach a verdict on the count of reckless manslaughter, for which he could be re-tried. Subsequently, he pleaded Guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and faces up to four years in prison, in a plea bargain with the Prosecutor’s Office.

It has been two and a half years since the murder of Dr. Sinha, and no trial date has been set for the remaining four defendants. We must demand that the trial begin in short order without further delay.

The murder of Dr. Sinha was a heinous crime perpetrated on a good man, a good family man, a good citizen. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1982, authored a number of technical papers in computer science. After teaching stints at Stevens Institute of Technology and at the College of Staten Island, he worked at Siemens, an international electronics and engineering company. His students, business associates, friends and family, have nothing but kind words to describe him, and are devastated by his murder. We must demand that the remaining four defendants be tried for 1st degree murder, convicted and sentenced to life in State prison. Nothing will bring Dr. Sinha back to us, but we must ensure that justice is served on his killers.

Old Bridge, NJ is a suburban town of roughly 66,000, and rarely encounters violent crime. This murder has shaken the town, and its residents are awaiting justice in order to restore their safety and security.



Recent signatures


    1. See this Interview after Stunning Verdict in Dr. Sinha's Murder case

      Please see this interview to learn how Mrs. Sinha did not get Justice after waiting for almost thee and a half years.

      Thank you.


    2. New Petition to STOP Miscarriage of Justice October 16 Deadline

      Dear Supporters:

      Final verdict on last two defendants has been very disappointing. We believe justice has been denied to Mrs. Sinha and her children. Please take a moment and sign the new petition to the judge to stop miscarriage of justice.

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      Thank you.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. News update on Dr. Divyendu Sinha's murder trial - December 10, 2012

      Julian Daley, one of the five teenagers charged with the beating death Dr. Divyendu Sinha, is back behind bars and will stay there until his trial. Daley violated the terms of his bail for the 3rd time when he was arrested late Friday night while he was on house arrest. Details of the new charges were not disclosed.

      Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz had raised Daley's bail twice, from its original $350,000, first to $600,000 and then, in April 2011 to $1 million for his involvement in a fight during which Daley choked a male who tried to break up the fight, attended by about 100 teenagers, then bragged about it to police as he was taken to headquarters.

      This afternoon, Judge Ferencz agreed to allow the bail to be revoked, but to rule at a later date on whether any portion of the bail bond should be forfeited — an action that could cost the family their home.

      For the full story, see:

      One of 5 teens charged in fatal Old Bridge beating will remain in jail

      NEW BRUNSWICK - Julian Daley, one of five Old Bridge teenagers charged with the beating death of an Old Bridge computer scientist two years ago, is back behind bars and will stay there until his trial sometime next year.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sangwoo Kim RIDGEFIELD, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      To help set right a wrong.

    • Anees Lakhva HOUSTON, TX
      • 12 months ago

      This is insane. No family need to suffer like this. Culprits needs to be punished harshly so that they don't ever dare to do such crime every in this life. This should be a lesson for future teens that they can't just get away with murder using the age excuse.

    • Vijay Samineni ST LOUIS, MO
      • 12 months ago

      Justice for the family

    • Sunny Khichi BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • about 1 year ago

      miscarriage of justice. Racism.

    • Mary Gorman SAYREVILLE, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      I do not believe the verdicts were fair.


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