‘Blood everywhere:’ Maple Shade man finds wife, 6-year-old son stabbed to death

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The man who found his wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death in their Maple Shade apartment said the bodies were in a bed, and that he had “no idea” what had happened to them, according to a recording of the call released Monday by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.


“They both have blood everywhere,” Hanumantha “Hanu” Rao Narra told a dispatcher, saying he had just come home from work.


A dispatcher, recounting what Narra had described, then transferred the call to another dispatcher and explained, “There’s no weapons, there’s nothing. But he’s saying that they’re not breathing, and there’s blood everywhere, and he doesn’t know what happened to them.”





The second dispatcher asked Narra about his wife’s and son’s conditions.

“I feel like they both are dead,” Narra told the dispatcher, who then asked whether Narra could do CPR.  

“No, you can’t! Their throat is slit,” a woman in the background yelled. Narra had told dispatchers a neighbor was with him. 

Sasikala Narra, 38, and son, Anish Narra, 6, had been stabbed multiple times in the Fox Meadow Apartments just off Route 73, where police responded around 9 p.m. on March 23. Family friends said the mother and son had stab wounds to their faces and hands.




No arrests have been made.

Hanu Narra had just returned home from a work happy-hour party and was in “shell shock” when he discovered the bodies, according to an interview he gave on a YouTube channel. It was posted a day after the murders. 

The bodies were sent last week back to India, where the Narras have family, and a funeral was held Sunday, relatives said.

Anish was a student at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Maple Shade. Principal Carl Jankowski called him “a beautiful child of God.”

















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