7-year-old suburban New York girl out of surgery and in stable condition after surviving crazed mom’s stabbing attack
Ava Sangavaram, 7, suffered several stab wounds when her suicidal mother, Dr. Victoria Vovchik, attacked her at their upscale New City home on Thursday. Vovchik, a podiatrist, then stabbed herself to death.
March 1, 2013
NEW CITY, N.Y. – Police say a 7-year-old suburban New York girl who was stabbed several times by her suicidal mother has survived surgery and is in stable condition.
A Clarkstown police spokeswoman says investigators hope to talk to her about the tragedy but don’t know when that will be.
Police say Ava Sangavaram suffered several stab wounds Thursday when her mother, podiatrist Victoria Vovchik, tuned on her at their upscale New City home.
They say Vovchik then stabbed herself to death.
Police aren’t saying whether a motive has been detected. They say no note was found.
Police say the victims were discovered by Ava’s father, Kristappa Sangavaram.
He’s a doctor from New Jersey. The school had alerted him that Ava was absent.