Unable to Bear Abuse by Husband, Mandeep Kaur Takes Her Life
NEW YORK, NY (ANI) – The death of Mandeep Kaur, the Indian American who committed suicide, has sent shockwaves through the community
Kaur, who was tortured at the hands of her husband, took her life on August 3 after she posted an online video where she spoke about years of domestic abuse by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu sparking outrage.
Kaur’s heart-rending video narrates the excruciatingly painful details of the torture she faced at the hands of her husband.
In a tweet, the Indian Consulate here wrote, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Mandeep Kaur in Queens, New York under most tragic circumstances. We are in touch with the US authorities at the Federal and local levels as well as the community. We stand ready to render all assistance.”
She is survived by her two daughters, aged four and six, whose custody currently is with Sandhu. On social media many questioned why he was still allowed to keep the couple’s minor daughters.
While the deceased’s husband and daughters are currently in Richmond Hill, his family is reportedly from Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor.
According to @TheKaurMovement, the New York Police Department is investigating the case as a homicide rather than a case of suicide.
In India meanwhile, The victim’s sister Kuldeep Kaur divulged the horrific details of what Mandeep went through daily for nearly eight years, since the day she was married.
“My sister was married in February 2015. Soon, they went to New York City, and he started torturing her. He wanted a son and wanted Rs 50 lakh in dowry,” said Kuldeep Kaur. Uttar Pradesh Police registered a case of abetment to suicide and domestic violence against Mandeep’s husband and in-laws.
The FIR has been filed by Jaspal Singh, father of Mandeep wherein he accused Mukhtar Singh, father of Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu, Kuldeep Raj Kaur, mother of Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu and Jasveer Singh, brother of Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu for the suicide.
Another video also went viral on the net which purportedly shows the 30-year-old victim being beaten up. In one of the videos posted by the user, Mandeep is heard narrating her daily ordeal. She said that she tried her best for 8 years and that one day everything would be fine. She charged her husband with extra-marital affairs and daily beatings in an inebriated state. All through the video, she is seen sobbing and saying how she couldn’t take being abused anymore right before she committed suicide.