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N.J. Father Indicted for Throwing Toddler from Bridge

Zara Malani-lin Abdur-Raheem (Family Photo)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey father was indicted Monday on kidnapping and murder charges for allegedly throwing his infant daughter off a bridge and into a river in February.

Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem faces six counts related to the abduction and death of his 3-month-old daughter, Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem, whose body was found near the Raritan River in April.

The 22-year-old Galloway Township man also faces attempted murder charges for allegedly assaulting the baby's maternal grandmother, who was caring for the infant while the child's mother was obtaining a restraining order against Abdur-Raheem.

Abdur-Raheem remains in the Essex County Jail on $2 million bail.

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