Mother of murdered girl denies her husband was distraught over her birth
In a twist that’s may be unexpected to some, the mother of little Rajvinder Kahlon has denied her husband killed her daughter because she was a girl. http://www.canada.com/surreynow/news/story.html?id=46142c0e-183a-40f1-8e8d-3449e1f34cb1&k=57207
She claims her husband had a medical condition and that his depression went back much further than the birth of their third daughter. When interviewed by the writer for The Now, she was in the presence of “relatives” and was obviously distressed. She denies everything her previous downstairs tenant and neighbour claimed in an earlier interview about her husband’s attitude towards his daughter and his depression , repeating that alleged disappointment over having another duaghter had nothingto do with Lakhvinders depression.
Thank goodness for a keen eye on the part of the interviewer , for it was noticed , and pointed out, that there was a picture of a certain Sikh , Baba Buddha ,on the wall above the drawing room – He is the Sikh teacher that some superstitious couples who are wanting a male child will pray to in hopes that he can bless them with a boy.
Manjit said her husband brought it from the temple – but that it meant nothing and her husband was happy with the girls.
And I guess the tenant/neighbour who saidManjit called her and disclosed that Lakhvinder was beating the girl was lying about it. And the story about how her husband had called and spoke dirt about the young child was made up, along with the tears about having another daughter , how much he wanted a male child,etc etc. Why someone would make something so heinous up is beyond me, but who can account for neighbours?? Especially one who spoke so freely about it, and did not seem shocked that the murder had actually occurred. My interpetation, anyways.
As much as I would like to believe everything from Majit Kahlon at this time, I have grave doubts. I have been told by someone from within the Sikh community that this reaction would be typical among women who are still in the husbands home, in the presence of the husbands family, or are relying on inlaws for support. If a women were to say anything to shame her husbands family, she may be out on the street and they may take her children, shunning her and sullying her reputation. She must do as they wish, or else. What “else” is, I don’t know.
The fact that the ” relative” who has spoken to the press would not identify how he was related to her, nor give his last name, is questionable. If it were her immediate family, why the secrecy? I truly hope any donated funds end up in her hands and are used for her daughters care and not in those of her inlaws or towards her husbands defence.
Only time, evidence and testimony will tell. I deeply hope I am wrong about this .I do hope they subpoena that neighbour who came forward to the press.
This is one time the grace and work of the courts must not fail us, or little Rajvinder.