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Trip January 1st, 2010 09:14 PM

Monarch passenger jumps overboard
Another passenger has jumped overboard:Farticle%2Fcruise-ship-passenger-neha-chhikara-jumped-overboard%2F19300072

How tragic for the crewman:(

felix_the_cat January 1st, 2010 10:36 PM

She was the wife of a crew member. How sad.

Donna January 2nd, 2010 05:29 AM

I read about it, said she was only 23 years old?? How sad.

thecruisequeen January 2nd, 2010 11:44 AM

That is so sad and such a young girl.
Heartbreaking and difficult times for her family.

Phil&Liz January 2nd, 2010 08:03 PM

Trip....couldn't click on your link but did find several stories on it. One says she "fell". Some media just can't resist using the word fall when reporting about cruise ships.
Woman Goes Missing After Falling Off Cruise Near The Bahamas -

Phil & Liz

Trip January 2nd, 2010 10:48 PM

New info
A Bride's Despair - Family of Neha Chhikara Claims Royal Caribbean Crew Member Abused Daughter - Did Dowry Dispute Lead to Death? : Cruise Law News

felix_the_cat January 3rd, 2010 12:39 PM

Sad ti say, but I'm inclined to believe that posting. It's terrible the way they do things in India when it comes to dowries and wives. There was quite a write up just a few weeks ago in a Toronto paper about just such happenings.

The Indian families of males just have no respect for women.

Mike M January 3rd, 2010 01:16 PM

This is a very sad story and one that is hard for me to understand. There are "cultural" differences but there is no justification for abusing someone even if they didn't live up to the arranged marriage agreement.

I believe the husband should be charged with murder. He didn't push her overboard but his actions are what made her jump.

Take care,

felix_the_cat January 3rd, 2010 02:05 PM

I couldn't agree with you more. Was he even fired?

Queen of Diamonds January 3rd, 2010 03:34 PM

They should push him overboard.. what a nightmare that poor lady was living. No wonder jumping off the side of the ship seemed like the only relief she could expect.

seadog2 January 4th, 2010 09:01 PM

How sad this is. I too have trouble understanding this. How horrible. This man is clearly responsible for her actions. How sad it is that she felt that this was her only option.

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