A nine-year-old Indian girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house here with police charging her stepmother for the murder.Ashdeep Kaur had moved to Queens here from India just three months ago and lived in an apartment with her father Sukhjinder Singh and her stepmother Arjun Samdhi Pardas that was shared with another couple.Ashdeep was found dead in the bathtub of her home in Queens with bruises on her body. Pardas, 55, has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling Ashdeep on Friday, the New York Post quoted sources as saying.The housemate had seen Ashdeep going in the bathroom with Pardas, who later came out alone and left the building.When Ashdeep did not come out, the housemate checked and discovered her lifeless body in the bathtub that had no water.Ashdeep’s relatives alleged that the young girl was previously abused by Pardas, who had been entrusted with her care while Singh worked in a local restaurant.The girl’s mother, who lives in India, was devastated by the news, relatives said. She and the girl’s father are divorced.