MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that Indian Embassy in Washington DC has assured of appropriate action.
Days after the tragic suicide of an Indian national in New York, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday expressed grief over the incident and said that the Indian Embassy and consulate are in constant touch with the family of Mandeep Kaur and local authorities. Speaking about the same, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that Indian Embassy in Washington DC has assured of appropriate action.
A woman identified as Mandeep Kaur died by suicide on August 3 and hours before ending her life she posted a video on Instagram where she alleged that she was tortured by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu.
“Suicide of Mandeep Kaur, living in New York, was very tragic. Our Consulate in New York is in touch with the local authorities, police, family and the Indian community. Our Embassy in Washington DC is in contact with US authorities, who assured us of appropriate action,” news agency ANI quoted Bagchi as saying during a press conference earlier in the day.
“Our Embassy and consulate in New York are trying their best effort in the investigation and will give assistance to the family members. They are in touch with family members and close contacts,” Bagchi said.
MEA’s reaction came a day after Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) wrote 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.