Mother-of-two Stacy Singh in first homicide of 2018 NYC. She was fatally stabbed by her husband in the early hours of Monday
Shortly before taking his own life, a Queens man who had stabbed his wife to death in a New Year’s Day murder-suicide had just one request, he preferred to be cremated, rather than buried according to police sources.
New York police believe Stacy Singh, the 26-year-old mother of two children, who came to the United States just over five years ago, was killed by her husband, who later killed himself.
In a bizarre phone call to his mother, the alleged killer Vinny Loknath, 46, called his mother and asked her not to bury him, but to burn his body, which was found hanging from a tree in Forest Park at about 11 a.m. Monday, sources said.
Police said Stacy Singh, the 26-year-old mother of two, who came emigrated to the US just over five years ago, was killed by her husband, who later killed himself.
Vinny Loknath [photo], allegedly, stabbed his wife to death in the early hours of New Year’s Day after a New Year’s Eve filled with cocaine and hard partying
At the time, Loknath’s mother didn’t know that her son had just stabbed his wife, Stacy Singh, 26, after a New Year’s Eve filled with cocaine and hard partying, police said.
The two had a 5-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter together.
Singh was found stabbed repeatedly in the back and was left facedown in the couple’s Richmond Hill home, according to the sources.
A knife was found near her abandoned corpse when police arrived around 2 p.m.
Loknath, who was found swinging from a tree three hours earlier about 1 1/2 miles from the murder scene, was immediately linked to the killing.
Vinny Loknath [left], made his wife Stacy Singh [right], the first New York City homicide of 2018 in a drug fueled murder-suicide
Singh is the city’s first murder victim of 2018, police said.
Friends of the couple told police that Loknath and Singh were arguing with each other all night. The fighting was so loud at one point that the two were thrown out of the club where they were celebrating, family members said.
Cops arrested Loknath for attacking Singh last September and charged him with misdemeanor assault.
A judge granted an order of protection barring Loknath from being near Singh until October 2019, but the couple apparently reconciled, police sources said.
“[Loknath] was very abusive to her,” Romain Shaw, Singh’s brother-in-law said on Monday. “She stayed with him no matter what because they had two kids together. She was hoping for him to change, but he never did.”