(L.A.) Gita Kumar, 42, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2002-03446

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 42-year-old female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Gita Kumar.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Asphyxia And Thermal Burns

RIP GITA KUMAR (August 11, 1959 – May 4, 2002)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 11:55 p.m.

The coroner did not provide a demographic profile, but we’re logging this as the death of a South Asian / Desi / Indian.

The decedent and her family were murdered by a business rival.

In 2005, Pravin “Peter” Govin was found guilty by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury of killing Gita Kumar, 42; her son, Paras Kumar, 18; her daughter, Tulsi Kumar, 16; and her mother-in-law, Sitaben Patel, 63. It was the second time he has been tried in the case; the first trial ended in a hung jury.