Alleging Domestic Abuse Indian Woman Commits Suicide in US
In a shocking incident an Indian Woman from Uttar Pradesh committed suicide in New York alleging domestic abuse for years.
Domestic violence is not a very unpopular practice in various parts of India. However, in an extremely shocking incident, an Indian Woman from Uttar Pradesh committed suicide in New York alleging domestic abuse for years. The incident came to light after a video of a 30-year-old Sikh woman Mandeep Kaur who committed suicide, recorded moments before she hanged herself, went viral on Twitter.
Mandeep Kaur moved to the United States from UP's Bijnor in 2015 after her marriage to Ranjodhbeer Singh Sandhu. In the shocking video, Mandeep Kaur revealed details of the torture she suffered at the hands of her husband over the last eight years. Mandeep & Sandhu have two daughters together who are aged six and four currently. According to Kaur's family, her husband Sandhu began abusing her soon after they moved to New York. The violence got much worse after the birth of their daughters. Kaur's sister said that Sandhu and his family harassed her for years for not giving birth to a son. Sandhu and his family also allegedly demanded Rs. 50 lakh from Kaur and her family to raise the daughters. Her father, Jaspal Singh also said that his daughter Mandeep Kaur had shared a video of the abuse many years ago. They even filed a case in New York at that time, but she said she didn't want further action, her father said.
According to her brother, Sandhu's family "begged" Kaur to forgive him at that time. Listening to this, Kaur finally decided to forgive her husband. However, the harassment kept on going even after Mandeep Kaur took back her complaint. Kaur allegedly died by suicide on Wednesday 3rd of August.
In the video recorded minutes before her death, she said, "My husband and in-laws are responsible for my death. They didn't let me live. He has been beating me for the last eight years." According to her Sandhu has been in several relationships outside the marriage. In the video she shared, she was crying and saying that she can't take the torture anymore.
After their daughter’s death, Kaur's family is now demanding custody of her daughters. After her video went viral it shocked millions of Indians. As per media reports, the New York Police Department is investigating the case. The UP Police also registered a case against Sandhu at Bijnor's Najibabad Police Station. He was charged under IPC Sections 306 (Abetment of suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (Domestic violence), and 342 (wrongful confinement) and the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961.
After listening to this extremely sad story of Mandeep Kaur, let us tell you that every 8 hours, 1 Indian wife living abroad calls the Indian Embassy for help. Between 2017-20, the Ministry of External Affairs received nearly 4,000 domestic abuse complaints from NRI wives, and the government has registered 50,000 cases of abuse.
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