NRI Woman Researcher Murdered In The US While Jogging

A 43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher in the US was killed while she was out jogging. Sarmistha Sen, a mother of two sons, was a pharmacist and researcher and worked with cancer patients, according to media reports.

According to the police, Sen, who was based in Plano city in the state of Texas, was attacked and killed while jogging on August 1 near the Chisholm Trail Park. Sen's body was found lying in the stream near Legacy Drive and Marchman Way by a passer-by. A person of interest in the case has been arrested on a burglary charge, according to reports.

He was identified on Monday as 29-year old Bakari Abiona Moncrief, and is in custody at the Collin County jail, the report said.

Police say around the same time of the murder, someone broke into a house nearby on the 3400 block of Michael Drive, reported. The incident led to an outpouring of grief and support for the family.
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