Gagandeep S. and Daljeet K. at the Oktoberfest
AN Indian man was arrested in Germany after he brutally tortured his wife on a live webcam seen by her parents as he tried to force them to pay a promised dowry.
Gagandeep S., 35, and his brother Amandeep, 21, were beating and abusing Daljeet K., 28, just days after she wrote on her Facebook page; “Love lasts forever. My life is great with you.”
Her parents in New Delhi, India, were connected live via a webcam thousands of miles away from her home near Munich in Germany. Their daughter’s attackers made the webcam call at 11pm on Friday 4am in India.
As her face bled and she suffered a black eye one family member sneaked out of the room and called a friend in Cologne to tell him what was happening. He in turn rang the police in Munich who raced to the apartment.
But when they got there Daljeet had fled. She was later picked up on the street with no money, phone or belongings, begging passers-by for help.
Her two abusers were arrested and sit in custody on charges of grievous bodily harm, blackmail and attempted robbery.
Police chief Josef Wimmer said: “We feared the worst when we got there. Both of the men were seriously drunk. Her husband was demanding a dowry of 50,000 euros from her parents which he claimed they promised him to marry her but which was not paid.
“She suffered massive abuse. At one stage her husband threatened to kill her. And her parents were witnessing this, powerless to stop him.”
Security guard Gagandeep S. came to Germany ten years ago and married Daljeet, from Jalandhar, a year ago and they shared a home in Ismaning near Munich.
He had been cautioned before by police after being seen striking his wife in the street. She is now in the care of an organisation that cares for the victims of domestic abuse.