Asma Hussain, 42, apparently shot her husband, Arshad Zarak, 52, twice in the head before taking her own life with a shot to the head, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Holmdel Township Police Department responded to a 911 call from a teenage male, at about 1:20 p.m., on August 10, 2017. The caller reported finding the couple unresponsive in the master bedroom of their home at 4 Paddington Court in the township, located within the neighborhood known as “The Reserve at Holmdel.” The police found the obviously dead bodies of Zarak and Hussain.
Hussain had a gun in her hand. There were no other weapons in close proximity to either of the deceased.
Autopsies performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner revealed that Zarak died from two gun shot wounds to the head and Hussain from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the married couple. Residents in the area have no reason for concern. If anyone has any information to share regarding the investigation, they can contact Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Andrew Kret of the Holmdel Police Department at 732-946-4400.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Red Bank Field Office, assisted the investigative team by providing crucial translation.