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Published On: Sun, Feb 10th, 2013

Funeral held for Grover family, killed in murder suicide by father, Sindiver Grover

A funeral was held Thursday for the Johns Creek family killed in an apparent murder-suicide in their apartment.

The funeral took place in Stone Mountain for Sindiver Grover, 52, his wife, Damanjit Kaur-Grover, 47, and their sons Sartaj Grover, 12, and Gurtej Grover, 5.

Sindiver Grover, 52, his wife, Damanjit Kaur-Grover, 47, and their sons, 12-year-old Sartaj Grover and Gurtej Grover, 5.

Sindiver Grover, 52, his wife, Damanjit Kaur-Grover, 47, and their sons, 12-year-old Sartaj Grover and Gurtej Grover, 5.

“The family is holding on,” said Manohar Fingh, who knew the family through attending the same Sikh Temple. “It went peacefully.”

The Grover family was found dead Monday. Autopsy reports indicate the two boys were stabbed or cut, the mother suffered a fatal blow to the head, and the father hanged himself.

“It’s still an active crime scene,” said Johns Creek police Chief Ed Densmore during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. “It’s still fluid. The officers are still at the crime scene right now. We haven’t wrapped up that portion of it, so I’m not prepared to answer anything as far as motive or anything along those lines.”

There were about 300 people at the funeral, said Parvinder Singh, who also went to the same temple as the family.

“The parents of the father came in from India to see the burial of their son,” Singh said.

A memorial service was held Thursday night at the Guru Nanak Mission Society of Atlanta in Norcross.

“The family is a trying to deal with it the best they can,” Singh said.

This becomes Johns Creek’s first murder case since it officially became a city in December 2006. The fact that the case involves children makes it particularly troublesome for investigators.

“We are all human,” said Densmore. “We’re all parents. We have families. You deal with something like this, it will take a little bit out of you, of course.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. Shindiver Grover and wife Damanjit Kaur-Grover murder children and themselves in Sikh murder suicide - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] UPDATE: Autopsy verified that the family murdered the family. More on that story here […]

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