Foreign Ministry after suicide of Sikh woman in US

Foreign Ministry after suicide of Sikh woman in US

The ministry said it would continue its efforts for a thorough investigation.

New Delhi:

The family of Mandeep Kaur, an Indian woman who died by suicide in the United States, launched an online petition on change.org two days later, demanding that her body be handed over to her family in India, the Ministry of External Affairs said. that it is in contact with the local authorities, police, family and the Indian community there.

“The suicide of Indian Mandeep Kaur, who lives in New York, was very sad. Our consulate in New York is in contact with local authorities, police, family and the Indian community. Our Embassy in Washington, DC is in contact with US officials, who have told us to take appropriate action. Assured,” the Ministry of External Affairs said today, our embassy and consulate “will continue their efforts for a thorough investigation and will extend necessary help to the family members.”

Ms. Kaur, 30, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, died by suicide in the US on August 4, after detailing her agony in a video she said in Punjabi, “It’s been eight years. I’m no longer Dainik Maar. I can take it.. Papa, forgive me. I’m about to die.”

Her father has claimed that Mandeep Kaur’s husband was torturing her for years demanding a son, but said she would not leave him as she could not raise their two daughters.

His family in UP’s Bijnor district is now scared for their two daughters aged 6 and 4 and want them to be snatched away from their father, Ranjodhbir Singh Sandhu, whose family is also from Bijnor. The online petition also demanded that her daughter be protected and her custody given to Mandeep Kaur’s family in India.

Her father Jaspal Singh has filed a case of abetment to suicide against the husband at the police station here and has also named his parents who live in a nearby village.

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Indian Lekhak

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