A South Bound Brook woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her young son, authorities announced on Saturday.
Elina Gutti, a 38-year-old South Bound Brook resident, is accused of killing her four-year-old son, Aiden Singhania.
Gutti called 911 just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday to report she had unexplained injuries on her wrists, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Responding officers from the South Bound Brook police department found the child with severe lacerations in his bedroom.
The officers and EMS first responders attempted life-saving measures on the boy, but were unsuccessful. Singhania was pronounced dead at 3:17 a.m.
Gutti, meanwhile, was found with injuries to her left wrist that authorities say required minor medical treatment. She was taken to a hospital and will be moved to Somerset County Jail once discharged.
Gutti has been charged with 1st degree Murder, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Knife.
The investigation is ongoing, authorities said, and an autopsy of Singhania will be done to determine the cause and manner of death.
Authorities ask anyone that may have information related to this murder to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the South Bound Brook Police Department at (732) 356-0087 or via the STOPit app. Information can also be submitted anonymously to the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
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