Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

DWC President Swati Maliwal has written to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar demanding that the woman’s remains be repatriated to her family in India and that a team of psychologists, social workers and police officers meet with her children and determine your state.

Mandeep Kaur with her husband Ranjodhveer Singh Sandhu. AND ME

Mandeep Kaur’s family have asked the Indian government to help them bring her body for last rites. The 30-year-old woman of Indian origin committed suicide at her New York residence on August 1 after suffering years of domestic violence.

His family, who live in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, have also started a change.org petition, #JusticeForMandeepKaur – Bring Mandeep Kaur’s Body Back to India and Protect her Daughters, in this regard. She so far she has obtained more than 11,000 signatures.

Kaur’s brother, Sandeep Singh, said they don’t have the means to travel to New York and would want to perform his sister’s last rites properly, reports Indian Times. The family also wants Kaur’s two daughters, who are staying with her father, to be rescued.

“PM Modi is warmly welcomed internationally. What do we do with good international relations if we can’t get justice,” Sandeep Singh said, according to a NDTV report. The report further quoted the brother as saying, “Now it is an international matter, but we still cannot get justice. Neither the US authorities nor the Indian officials are taking note of the case.”

“If the body can’t come to India, at least send us there. My sister can be sent there along with my parents,” he said, adding: “My parents are old, I don’t want another mishap,” he reports. NDTV.

Delhi Women’s Commission intervenes

Meanwhile, according to a IANS report, the DCW has written to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar requesting immediate action in the Kaur case. In her letter, DCW President Swati Maliwal demanded that the woman’s remains be repatriated to her family in India and that a team of psychologists, social workers and police officers meet with her children and determine their status. condition.

A report will be submitted on the same before a judicial magistrate, who must be requested to study the matter and suggest measures for the welfare of the children.

The letter said it appears the defendant was arrested by the NYPD, but the current status of his arrest is unknown. Steps must be taken to ensure his arrest and, if necessary, the Center must appoint a lawyer on behalf of the victim’s family to deal with the case expeditiously, the report said.

what is the case

Kaur allegedly killed herself on August 1 after sending a video to her father in which she discussed years of domestic abuse by her husband Ranjodhveer Singh Sandhu. Kaur has left behind two young daughters ages 4 and 6.

Following the incident, her father filed an FIR in the Najibabad area of ​​Uttar Pradesh against her in-laws and her husband. She filed an FIR against her husband under sections 306 (incitement to suicide) and 498A (demand for dowry) of the Indian Penal Code.

Kaur hanged herself after sending the video, said her father Jaspal Singh, a resident of Taharpur in Najibabad. In the 2.49-minute video sent to her, Kaur alleged that Ranjodhveer used to beat her on a daily basis, Singh said.

In the video, Kaur, who is seen crying and distraught, says she can’t take the abuse anymore and also talks about taking her own life. She also alleged that Ranjodhveer had extramarital affairs and used to beat her after drinking alcohol whenever she objected.

Singh said that in 2015, Mandeep married Ranjodhveer, a resident of Badhiya village in Najibabad, and in 2018 they both left for the United States.

With contributions from agencies

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