NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man has been arrested after police said he fatally stabbed his wife in Queens.
Ganesh Seelall, 39, faces murder and other charges in the death of his wife, 29-year-old Samantha Seelall.
Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police were called to their home on 117 Street in Richmond Hill.
1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports
When they arrived, officers allegedly found Samantha Seelall’s body stuffed under a bed, stabbed and her head covered with a plastic bag, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.
Ganesh Seelall’s uncle Peter Maradiaga said the 39-year-old is a good man, but that he was drunk when his wife told him she was having an affair.
“It was just heat of passion,” he said. “This is a girl who is telling her husband ‘I just came from sleeping with somebody else,’ I mean, come on, we’re all human.”
Police said Samantha Seelall had an order of protection against her husband, but Ganesh Seelall’s relatives said she was the one who was abusive.
“I saw it coming the other way around. I thought he was going to be the victim,” Maradiaga said. “She was violent. We live right next door, we saw the violence, pulling knives.”
The couple has a 10-year-old daughter.
Ganesh Seelall is charged with murder, aggravated criminal contempt, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.