An Edison, New Jersey jewelry store owner was killed in what press accounts are calling a possible cyanide-related death.
The owner of the Aabhushan Family Jewelers, identified as 46-year-old Sushil Bhalla, was found dead Monday after police received reports of a chemical release, reports say. Police found a container with 4 to 5 ounces of cyanide in a back room of the store.
Initial reports said seven employees were injured, but later reports called that unfounded.
Reports said that neighboring stores in the strip center were evacuated as a precaution.
Bhalla’s death was called a “big loss for the community” in press accounts today.