Girl, 9, found dead inside Queens home

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RICHMOND HILL, Queens -- A 9-year-old girl was found dead at a home in Queens Friday evening.

A neighbor tried to use the shared bathroom of the multi-family house at 112th Street in the Richmond Hill area of Queens around 6 p.m., but it was locked and eerily quiet. The neighbor called the landlord who broke into the bathroom, finding the child unresponsive.

EMS pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

"I feel so bad. She is like a princess," the girl's uncle, Nankit Singh wept. "She is a princess."

The child was later identified by family members as Ashdeep Kaur. They tearfully told PIX11 News the girl moved to Queens from India just three months ago and lived with her father and stepmother.

Family members say they've questioned the relationship between the girl and her stepmother. Witnesses say the stepmother was seen fleeing the area.

"I brought her to my house and she ... she don't like her," the girl's cousin, Dharminder Singh said. "She didn't treat her right."

No arrests have been made, but the police are investigating and looking for the stepmother for questioning.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Police say there were no apparent signs of trauma.

PIX11's Ayana Harry contributed to this report. 

Ashdeep Kaur (Photo provided to PIX11 by family)

Ashdeep Kaur (Photo provided to PIX11 by family)

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