Friends said that the New York City man who fatally stabbed his wife and then hanged himself was jealous of the crush she had on a Bollywood actor and also abusive towards her.
Dineshwar Budhidat, 33, is said to have stabbed his bartender wife, Donne Dojoy, 27, to death Friday night in their Queens home, before going to a field in Howard Beach, New York, and hanging himself from a tree.
In between the supposed murder and suicide, Budhidat was said to have texted Dojoy’s sister to tell her that he killed Dojoy and that the key to the apartment was under a flower pot, police sources told the New York Post.
Friends of Donne Dojoy, 27 (pictured), who was allegedly murdered by her husband Dineshwar Budhidat, 33, who then hanged himself, say that he was jealous of her crush on an actor
Dojoy (right) was said to have had an order of protection against Budhidat (left), stemming for an August incident in which he allegedly slapped and strangled her
Although it’s unclear why Budhidat allegedly killed Dojoy, her friends have come forward to say that he had raged over Dojoy’s infatuation with Indian actor Hrithik Roshan in the past.
Gemini’s Ultra Lounge karaoke singer Mala Ramdhani, 52, told the newspaper that Dojoy – a bartender at the lounge – had told her that whenever she was at home and watching a movie starring Roshan or listening to him singing, Budhidat ‘would ask her to take it off because he would get so jealous.’
Another of Dojoy’s friends, Andel Rodney, a chef at Gemini’s Ultra Lounge, said that although he believed Budhidat loved Dojoy, ‘at the same time, he was obsessed with her, because of the type of job she did, and she had a good [sexy] body.’
Rodney added: ‘She looked good, she always made her money, so he was probably jealous of her.’
Dojoy was said to have moved out of the couple’s home two weeks prior to her death. A friend said she went back to the home to watch a movie and ‘chill’ with Budhidat the night she died
The couple had gotten married in July. Budhidat (left) had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Wednesday for supposedly slapping and strangling Dojoy (right) in August
Dojoy’s friends said that Budhidat raged over Dojoy’s infatuation with Indian actor Hrithik Roshan (left) in the past. Roshan is pictured right in a movie poster for Dojoy’s favorite film
Friends also believed that Budhidat was ‘obsessed’ with Dojoy because of her job bartending at Gemini’s Ultra Lounge (pictured)
Dojoy was found stabbed multiple times in the torso inside this Queens apartment Friday
The New York Daily News reported that Dojoy had an order of protection against Budhidat, stemming from an August 21 arrest.
Budhidat supposedly slapped and strangled Dojoy earlier in the month inside their apartment. The incident was said to have occurred just weeks their July wedding.
Budhidat was said to have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in court Wednesday – two days before the murder-suicide – and was expected to be sentenced in January.
According to her friend, Dojoy moved out of the couple’s apartment in late October.
For some reason, Rodney said that Dojoy had gone back to the couple’s apartment to watch a movie and ‘chill’ with Budhidat before starting her bartending shift Friday night.
Dojoy’s sister, Fannita Barakat, supposed that Dojoy ‘wanted to give him another chance’ but that ‘in the end, he was heartless for her.’
Rodney said that in the past, Dojoy had talked about Budhidat ‘abusing her, controlling her, beating her, scaring her, threatening to kill her,’ but that she ‘never took it seriously because she loved’ Budhidat.
Although police have not released a motive for the murder-suicide, Dojoy’s cousin, Anthony Dojoy, said that ‘It has to be jealousy,’ noting that ‘there’s nothing else—she’s sincere, genuine, honest.’
Dojoy was pronounced dead at the scene after having been stabbed multiple times in the torso, ABC 7 reported.