I hate writing about domestic abuse, but I feel like a bigger light should be shone on the subject.
How many times have you heard a family member, neighbor, or friend getting abused by someone that supposedly loves them?
Did you do anything?
Take in account the preceding story.
QUEENS — A Richmond Hill mother was stabbed to death by her husband who then put a plastic bag over her head and stuffed her under a bed, police and neighbors said.
Samantha Seelall, 29, was found with multiple stab wounds to her chest in her home at 89-11 117th St., police said.
The mom of a 10-year-old daughter and a teenage stepdaughter was found under a bed with a plastic bag over her head, a police source said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“She was a very quiet, conservative lady,” said Bibi, a 67-year-old neighbor who owns the home next door. “She didn’t say much.”
When cops arrived to the home about 2:30 p.m., a drunken Ganesh Seelall, 39, led them to his wife, the New York Daily News reported.
He was taken into police custody a short time later, cop said.
Outside the couple’s home, shocked neighbors said the husband, a nurse’s aide for the elderly, was known to become belligerent after drinking.
”We knew he drinks all the time and was very loud and violent,” Bibi, who declined to give her last name, said.
“One day, I came by and he was sitting on the window sill. He was very intoxicated and was shouting profanities.”
Ganesh Seelall was arrested and charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, evidence tampering and aggravated criminal contempt, police said.
He did not respond to reporters’ questions as he was walked in handcuffs from the 102nd Precinct station house to an unmarked police car Friday evening.
Ganesh Seelall’s brother said the couple had their ups and downs.
“One minute it seemed like they were happy, the next minute they were sad,” said the brother, who refused to give his name.
“They were a husband and wife. They were not always happy. They’d have problems, then they’d make up.
“They were unpredictable.”
A police source said cops were called to the home on two separate occasions last year. In December, Ganesh Seelall was arrested and charged with menacing for threatening his wife with a meat cleaver, the source said.
He was awaiting arraignment at Queens Criminal Court Friday afternoon.
“People are going to say whatever they want to say,” the brother said. “But who knows the truth? Only him.”
Neighbors, meanwhile, said Samantha Seelall, a housekeeper, was a calming presence in the community.
“She’d come out every Saturday morning, sweep the front yard, rake it and make sure it was tidy,” Bibi, the neighbor, said.
“It was like clockwork.”
R.I.P. Samantha. A light so beautiful should never be extinguished.