Bhoomika was a beautiful person and a wonderful daughter, sister and friend. Her death came as a shock to all of us who knew her and love her. We are still searching for answers. Bhooma was smart, confident and strong and had a very bright future.
Unfortunately, Bhoomika was mistreated by her husband, Akaash Jatia, and by other members of the Jatia family, including her in-laws, Neeta Jatia and Anil Jatia, from the moment she got married. She gave up her career and her life in the United States and moved to Katmandu for her husband. More recently, Bhoomika was planning to make significant changes, including a permanent return home to the U.S. to continue to pursue her education in public health. She spoke to many people who were close to her about these plans and was excited about the prospect of making a fresh start.
A multitude of unusual and suspicious circumstances —including the conduct by Akaash Jatia and members of the Jatia family both before and after her death and conflicting accounts given by witnesses — suggest that Bhoomika’s death was not a suicide. We will not rest until the authorities in Nepal conduct a full, fair and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.
We are requesting you to join us in this effort and together we will do all that is in our power, both in the United States and in Nepal, to help ensure that justice is done.
Please sign this petition to call on the Nepali Government for a fair and non-corrupt investigation.
To contact the Kochhar family, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.