“Her husband had been torturing her for years, demanding a son. But she said she won’t leave him as she couldn’t raise her two daughters. We understood,” mentioned the daddy of Mandeep Kaur, a 30-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh who died by suicide within the US on August 4 after detailing her ordeal in a video.
In the the video, which has gone viral, she says in Punjabi, “It’s been eight years. I cannot take daily beatings now… Papa, please forgive me. I am going to die.”
Her household in UP’s Bijnor district is now scared for her two daughters — aged 6 and 4 — and need them taken away from their father, Ranjodhbeer Singh Sandhu, whose household can be from Bijnor. “We should get their custody. I will raise them like a mother,” her youthful sister, Kuldeep Kaur, instructed NDTV at this time.
Her father, Jaspal Singh, has filed a case of suicide abetment towards the husband on the police station right here, additionally naming his dad and mom, who stay in a close-by village. “In New York, our relatives are talking to the police,” he mentioned, asking the Indian authorities to assist.
Later within the day, the consulate basic of India in New York tweeted, “We are in touch with the US authorities […] We stand ready to render all assistance.”
We are deeply saddened by the dying of Mandeep Kaur in Queens, New York underneath most tragic circumstances. We are in contact with the US authorities at Federal and native stage in addition to the neighborhood. We stand able to render all help.@IndianEmbassyUS@MEAIndia
— India in New York (@IndiainNewYork) August 6, 2022
The father mentioned the household knew of the abuse because the starting. “Immediately after the marriage, he started torturing her. It got worse after she gave birth to a daughter; and much worse after another daughter.”
The household went to the police as soon as. “We filed a case in New York some years ago, after she’d sent me a video in which he was beating her. But then she said she didn’t want further action. She told the court she had forgiven him,” he mentioned.
“When she told us she was worried about her daughters, we understood. We were also worried, thinking how she would raise the kids alone. Where would she go? Like her, we too thought the husband should get another chance. But he started torturing her again soon after,” he added.
“Once she told me I shouldn’t interfere. I got upset and told her not to involve me anymore. Since then she didn’t tell me much,” he mentioned.
From farming households, Mandeep Kaur and Ranjodhbeer Singh’s marriage was organized in 2015. He was a trucker within the US, and he or she shifted there three years later. After her dying, there isn’t a response but from the husband or his household, and no confirmed details about authorized motion within the US.
Mandeep Kaur’s household alleged that he demanded Rs 50 lakh to boost the daughters. “He told her he could barely repay the loan for his truck, so she should get the money for the daughters’ expenses,” mentioned the daddy.
Her sister mentioned, “I couldn’t believe she could do this, even after watching the video. We got to know at 5.30 in the morning that she’s dead. We didn’t know what to do. We felt helpless.”
“I want her husband to get the strictest punishment possible. He should get the death sentence. I appeal to the Indian government to help us get justice,” she added.
Sandeep Singh, Kaur’s elder brother, alleged, “Even her parents-in-laws kept calling her and demanding a male child. They got scared when we filed a case in New York, but she helped him get away after they begged her. They got into her mind.”