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Punjab man kills self after wife refuses to get him to New Zealand

The deceased received his visa three months ago but it was cancelled when his wife claimed a life threat from him.

punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2017 09:06 IST
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Hindustan Times, Barnala
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Satnam Singh, 28, a resident of Punjab’s Barnala, reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Tuesday night. Reason: A woman he married refused to bring him to New Zealand where she is residing.

Satnam of Chhiniwal Kalan village was married to Navdeep Kaur, who belongs to Bhanohar village in Barnala , around two years ago. His family claimed that the entire expenditure on marriage for sending Navdeep abroad was incurred by them.

The victim’s brother Gurchet Singh, a farmer, said, “As agreed between both the families, we had spent around Rs 40 lakh on the marriage of my brother and for sending his wife to New Zealand for studies. My brother had to join her later on.”

Finally, when he got his visa three months ago, it was cancelled by the embassy after Navdeep claimed a life threat from Satnam, said Mehal Kalan station house officer Kamaljit Singh.

“We have registered a case against Navdeep Kaur, Daljit Singh, Jagmeet Kaur and Lovepreet Kaur under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code,” said the SHO.

The mediator of the marriage, Jasvir Singh, said, “Our efforts for a compromise between the families failed.”

First Published: Dec 20, 2017 22:58 IST