Family Of Slain Woman Fundraising To Fight Gun Violence
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – The family members of a 33-year-old Indian American woman, who was shot at and killed by her husband last month, are raising money to help prevent gun violence.
Nabaruna Karmakar, an engineer by profession, was found with two gunshot wounds after officers arrived at her home in Morrisville, North Carolina, responding to a 911 call, police said.
Karmakar’s husband Michael Aaron Matthews, who placed the 911 call to report a purported double suicide, has been arrested and charged with shooting and killing his wife at their home on April 14.
Despite the report of double suicide, Karmakar was the only person hit by gunfire at the scene, and police believe she was murdered.
The fundraiser set up by the victim’s family has so far raised close to $10,882.
“We are all deeply saddened by the death of Nabaruna Karmakar, a beautiful girl with a smart mind whose life was claimed by gun violence. Hoping there will be no more victims, Naba’s family is raising money to benefit Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund,” the GoFundMe page read.
Formed in 2013, the non-profit organization advocates for gun violence prevention, according to its website.
Prior to her death, Karmakar worked in research at the SAS Institute and earned master’s and doctorate degrees in industrial engineering.
The motive for the murder is yet to be ascertained with police officials carrying out further investigations into the case.
Matthews appeared before a court on April 17 where the judge announced that he would remain locked up without bond for the time being.
If convicted of the murder, Matthews could face the death penalty or life in prison.