Punjab & Region

New Zealand: 29-year-old Punjabi health care worker dies in road accident

The Fact News Service
Auckland, June 25

With the dream ride in the villages of Punjab (the land of the fathers), the lives of the daughters returning abroad, after proving their abilities and overcoming many challenges, move towards establishment. Sometimes visas and sometimes permanent residency go round life. With similar dreams, Palwinder Kaur, 29, of Anaitpura village in Ajnala tehsil of Amritsar district, lost her life in a road accident last Tuesday and moved far beyond her homeland from where she will never be able to return.

According to the tragic incident, she was on her way home from a health care center at 11 pm late on Tuesday night when another vehicle hit her on the way, seriously injuring her. He was airlifted to Auckland Hospital, but died on the way due to critical conditions. His body has been placed in a mortuary in Utah after an autopsy. The girl came here in 2019 to study and completed her studies in Rotorua. In 2019, she was married here to Harmeet Singh of Phuleyal village (Bathinda). Palwinder’s father is Ranjit Singh and mother is Jagdish Kaur and has a younger brother. She was not on duty the night of the incident and went to shift someone else, but could not return home. After waiting for some time, her husband went back to see her and called the police to find out about the incident.

Palwinder Kaur’s family wants her body sent to the village. The Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand has therefore approached his family members for help and is taking necessary steps to send the body to Punjab. Palwinder Kaur came to New Zealand on a study visa in 2019 and is currently working on a work visa. It is heartbreaking for daughters to walk away as ‘shadows of parents’. May God bless him with eternal bliss and encouragement to the family. The whole community is saddened by this news. Punjabi media personnel also express deep regret.