After facing violent domestic abuse, Mandeep Kaur, 30, an Indian-origin woman in New York, has committed suicide on August 3. Reportedly, she was going through domestic abuse for the last eight years, since she was married to Ranjodhbeer Singh.
As per the news, her husband has agreed for the funeral to take place in the US itself, however, her parents, who reside in Ludhiana, Punjab, want her remains returned to India. The South Asian community has been demanding justice in the case, while the police don’t seem to have done much so far.
Now the entire issue has been trending on twitter with hashtags – #MeTooMandeep #JusticeforMandeep #mandeepkaur. The people from across the globe have raised voice on social media for justice to Mandeep. In a tweet, along with Mandeep’s video, “The Turban Talk” quoted:
In the video, Mandeep says, “I am really sad. Eight years have passed. I gave it my all. Unfortunately, I was beaten up everyday. Daily abuse was meted out to me. I have put up with him and his abuse, hoping one day he would change. But no, for eight years he beat me, had extra-marital relationships. For the first two and a half years we lived there (in India), and it was miserable.”
Mandeep is survived by two daughters, whose custody is with her husband Ranjodhbeer Singh, who is currently living in Richmond Hill, New York. While Ranjodhbeer’s family lives in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, Mandeep’s suicide has surged a wave of anger and sorrow amongst the people from across the globe.
However, the New York Police Department is looking into the case as a homicide rather than a suicide, according to the Instagram feed of @TheKaurMovement.