Husband, father-in-law arrested after threatening to throw woman’s infant daughter out window

Posted July 22, 2012, at 3:24 p.m.
Last modified May 02, 2014, at 8:43 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The charges against the parties listed below were dismissed on Oct. 9, 2012. See story.  

BANGOR, Maine — A domestic disturbance call late Friday morning resulted in the arrest of a Bangor woman’s husband and father-in-law after they threatened to throw her one-month-old daughter out of a second-story window.

At 11:30 a.m. Friday, Bangor police officer Brian Smith was sent to investigate a disturbance at a residence off Stillwater Avenue. When he arrived, a very upset and frantic woman told the officer that her husband and father-in-law threatened to throw her daughter out of their home’s second-story window.

The 27-year-old woman was holding her baby when Smith arrived and gave it to him as she tried to explain what happened. The woman told Smith that both men were arguing with her about the baby’s sex. Her husband has been very upset with her since the day he found out he was not going to have a son.

The issue over her not producing a boy became more volatile when an argument started over the sex of the baby again Friday, and, during that argument, the mother reported that both men tried to grab the infant girl from her arms and threatened to throw her out of the second-story window.

Gurpreet Singh, 30, and his father, Harbhajan Singh, 65, were interviewed and arrested for Class D misdemeanor domestic violence and criminal threatening. They have both since been released on bail Friday. They both have been scheduled for an Aug. 22 court hearing.

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