In March 2017, Sasikala Narra and her son, Anish Narra, were discovered murdered inside their apartment. Authorities were adamantly determined to bring the perpetrator to justice, and the film, 'Strangeland: Murder in Maple Shade,' chronicles the horrific incident.
What Caused Sasikala and Anish Narra's Death?
Sasikala Narra, a 38-year-old Indian lady who lived in Fox Meadow Apartments in Maple Shade, the United States, her husband and their six-year-old son, Anish Narra, were praised by acquaintances for her caring and kindhearted nature.
Anish, a 6-year-old kid who loved spending time with his friends, was incredibly supportive of his parents and excelled at school. They were unaware that a brutal crime might sabotage their dreams of becoming a family.
Both victims were declared dead on the spot due to a medical examination, yet a murder weapon was not discovered. The six-year-old sporting injuries indicated that he fought for his life. However, an autopsy concluded that the multiple stab wounds contributed to Sasikala and Anish's deaths.
Who Killed Sasikala and Anish Narra?
Hanumantha Rao Narra, Sasikala's husband, claimed to have made the 911 call, then found his wife and son lying unresponsive on the bed. Upon finding no sign of forced entry, the officers determined that the burglary was committed.
Detectives began interviewing Sasikala and Anish's acquaintances in search of a clue. Authorities seemed to obtain their first significant breakthrough when talking to the victims' neighbors. A neighbor claimed he knew the family very well and had a friendly connection with the 6-year-old.
Abdul stated that Hanumantha was the one who mistreated his wife, as she would often scream at her and force her to sit in the backseat while driving. Interestingly, Abdul noted that in the days leading up to the double murder, Sasikala appeared quite sad, and he was confident that something was wrong.
Although Hanumantha was initially suspected by his co-workers, there was no evidence to support his suspicions in the initial inquiry. He was even permitted to go to India for his family's funerals shortly afterwards. After the investigation shifted from him, the New Jersey cops summoned the FBI to assist with the case.
The family of Sasikala and Anish's family still hope to catch the perpetrator in an extramarital affair.