Mandeep Kaur’s Suicide Tragic, Embassy of India in New York in contact with his family, US Authorities: MEA


Days after the tragic suicide of an Indian national in New York, the Department of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday expressed grief over the incident and said the Indian Embassy and Consulate were in contact standing with Mandeep Kaur’s family and local authorities. Speaking about the same, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that the Indian Embassy in Washington DC ensured appropriate action.

A woman identified as Mandeep Kaur committed suicide on August 3 and hours before she took her own life, she posted a video on Instagram where she alleged she was tortured by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu.

“The suicide of Mandeep Kaur, living in New York, was very tragic. Our Consulate in New York is in contact with local authorities, police, family and the Indian community. Our Embassy in Washington DC is in contact with the US authorities, who have assured us of appropriate action,” ANI news agency quoted Bagchi as saying at a press conference earlier in the day.

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“Our embassy and consulate in New York are doing their best in the investigation and will assist the family members. They are in contact with the family members and close contacts,” Bagchi said.

The MEA reaction came a day after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar demanding immediate action in the case of the suicide of Mandeep Kaur, who died by suicide in New York due to domestic violence.

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 meet with her children and ensure their condition.

A report on this must be submitted to a judicial magistrate, who should be asked to examine the case and propose measures for the welfare of the children. The same should be done urgently, she said in the letter.

“All consulates and NGOs should be advised to get in touch with women in the NRI and in case any of them are victims of domestic violence, the necessary help should be provided,” she said. said, the IANS reported.

Thirty-two-year-old Kaur had recorded a video chronicling the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband before taking the extreme step.

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

(With agency contributions.)


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