- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say they’ve arrested the stepmother of a 9-year-old New York City girl who was found dead in a bathtub in her home.

The New York Police Department said detectives arrested Shamdai Arjun on murder charges on Saturday after she was questioned about the death of Ashdeep Kaur.

Police responding to a 911 call on Friday evening found the girl unconscious and unresponsive inside her home in Queens.

A medical examiner spokeswoman said on Saturday that an autopsy found that the girl was killed by strangulation.

It was not immediately clear if the 55-year-old Arjun has an attorney.



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