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Bridgewater Man Indicted on Charges He Strangled His Wife

Timma Kalidindi has been indicted on charges he murdered his estranged wife, Janaki Dantuluru. Credit: Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Timma Kalidindi has been indicted on charges he murdered his estranged wife, Janaki Dantuluru. Credit: Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

Timma Kalidindi, 48, of Francis Drive in Bridgewater has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he strangled his wife, who later died of her injuries. 

Kalidindi is facing first degree murder and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. 

According to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, on November 14, 2013 around 7:48 p.m. the Bridgewater Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a Francis Drive residence reporting a fight.

The caller described hearing screaming and loud noises coming from the downstairs portion of the residence where she feared Timma Kalidindi to be acting violently toward his estranged wife, Janaki Dantuluru, police said. 

When Bridgewater Police officers arrived, they discovered Timma Kalidindi at the front door of the residence, where he surrendered.

Janaki Dantuluru, 43, was found unresponsive and was transported to the hospital, where she died two days later as a result of her injuries during the attack. 

In earlier reports, the Prosecutor's Office said Janaki Dantuluru was strangled with a braided rope and left for dead in the garage by Timma Kalidindi. Bridgewater officers successfully revived her pulse before she was transported to the hospital. 

An indictment is a formal charge brought by a grand jury; it is not a conviction. 

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