Indian Consulate assists after woman’s suicide in New York
The Indian Consulate in New York City has expressed grief over the death of Mandeep Kaur, an Indian-origin who committed suicide and said that it will render all kinds of assistance required.
This comes after Kaur, who was tortured at the hands of her husband, allegedly committed suicide on August 3 after she posted an online video where she spoke about years of domestic abuse by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu and it sparked outrage across India and abroad. In a tweet, the Consulate 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 level as well as the community. We stand ready to render all assistance."
Before ending her life, Kaur released a heart-rending video, narrating the excruciatingly painful details of the torture she faced at the hands of her husband following which a massive storm took over social media.
Many questioned why Sandhu was still allowed to keep the couple's minor daughters while the Uttar Pradesh Police registered a case of abetment to suicide and domestic violence against her husband and in-laws.
American authorities have also started their own investigation. Speaking to Indian media, the victim's sister Kuldeep Kaur divulged the horrific details of what Mandeep went through on a daily basis 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.
The 30-year-old Indian-origin woman was domestically abused by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu for close to eight years.