Monday, September 26, 2022
ADVT 
India

Mandeep Kaur suicide case: DCW seeks MEA's intervention

Darpan News Desk IANS, 11 Aug, 2022 10:34 AM
  • Mandeep Kaur suicide case: DCW seeks MEA's intervention

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has written to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar seeking immediate action in the suicide case of Mandeep Kaur, who died by suicide in New York due to domestic violence.

In her letter, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal demanded that the woman's mortal remains be repatriated to her family in India and a team of psychologists, social workers and police officers meet her children and ascertain their condition.

A report on the same be submitted before a Judicial Magistrate, who should be requested to examine the matter and suggest steps for the welfare of the children. The same should be carried out urgently, she stated.

The letter said that it appears that the accused was arrested by NYPD, but the present status of his arrest is unknown. Measures should be taken to ensure his arrest and if needed, the GOI should appoint a lawyer on behalf of the family of the victim to fight the case expeditiously.

The FIRS filed against the accused and his family in India should be investigated and tried in a time-bound manner. Efforts must be made to work towards ensuring that such a case does not re-occur.

"All consulates and NGOs should be asked to get in touch with NRI women and in case any of them is a victim of domestic violence, requisite help should be provided," she said.

Thirty-two year-old Mandeep Kaur had died by suicide in New York on August 3. Before taking the extreme step, she had recorded a video recounting the abuses she suffered at the hands of her husband Ranjodhbeer Singh Sandhu over the past eight years.

She was married to him in 2015 and moved to New York in 2018. After the marriage, she was harassed by her husband and in-laws for not giving birth to a male child and for not getting "enough" dowry.

The now-deceased woman can also be heard talking about her husband's multiple extramarital affairs. She made several unsuccessful attempts to escape her abusive marriage before committing suicide.

MORE India ARTICLES

Punjab amends policy to make construction material cheaper

Punjab amends policy to make construction material cheaper

As per this policy, the royalty of Rs 2.40 per cubic feet will be the same as earlier. Revenue collected under the Information and Technology Department and weigh bridge head, which is 10 paise per cubic feet, will be deposited in the state exchequer instead of being retained by the contractor currently.

Punjab amends policy to make construction material cheaper

Two Pak nationals held at Gurdaspur border in Punjab

Two Pak nationals held at Gurdaspur border in Punjab

BSF's Deputy Inspector General, Gurdaspur Sector, Prabhakar Joshi informed that BSF had recovered Rs 500, two mobile phones, two identity cards and a packet of tobacco from their possession. However, he said that their motive to infiltrate India was yet to be known and BSF was investigating the same.

Two Pak nationals held at Gurdaspur border in Punjab

Punjab set up group of ministers to monitor lumpy skin disease

Punjab set up group of ministers to monitor lumpy skin disease

Sharing details after a high-level meeting to review the situation, the Chief Minister said the GoM comprising Finance Minister Harpal Cheema, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Animal Husbandry Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar would be assisted by experts from the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and officials from the animal husbandry department.

Punjab set up group of ministers to monitor lumpy skin disease

High Court grants bail to Akali leader Majithia in drugs case

High Court grants bail to Akali leader Majithia in drugs case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday granted bail to senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia, who was in jail over for over five months for his alleged involvement in a drugs case registered in December 2021.  A division Bench of Justices M.S. Ramachandra Rao and Sureshwar Thakur had reserved the order on the bail plea on July 29.

High Court grants bail to Akali leader Majithia in drugs case

Shaurya Chakra awardee killer arrested in Punjab

Shaurya Chakra awardee killer arrested in Punjab

In a major breakthrough in the killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu in 2020, Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested key accused Gurwinder Singh, a.k.a. Baba, from Tarn Taran. 

Shaurya Chakra awardee killer arrested in Punjab

Man dupes Delhi Gurudwara priest of Rs 1.25 lakh, held

Man dupes Delhi Gurudwara priest of Rs 1.25 lakh, held

Cyber Crime Portal from the complainant Baldev Singh (a head Granthi in a Gurudwara in Delhi) was received alleging that he was contacted by a person in name of providing Kirtan opportunity in marriages and other cultural occasions in various cities of United States. Following this offer, the complainant transferred Rs. 1.25 lakh in bank accounts provided by the accused person. 

Man dupes Delhi Gurudwara priest of Rs 1.25 lakh, held

PrevNext