23-year-old commits suicide after her morphed pictures were circulated on social media
Chennai: A stalker drove N Radhika, 23, a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) student of a village near Neyveli in Cuddalore district to suicide after he circulated a nude picture, which was morphed, falsely propagating it to be of hers, on social media.
Soon after knowing about her death, Radhika’s lover Vignesh, 23, also committed suicide sending shock waves in the Tamil Nadu village, police said.
Radhika hanged herself inside her house at Kuravan Kuppam village under Mandarakkuppam police station limits in Neyveli around 3 pm on Monday. Nearly one hour later Vignesh hanged himself from a tree in a farm land, police sources said.
A police source privy to information about the incident said that Radhika, daughter of Neelakandan, was studying II year MCA at a private college.
Vignesh was the son of her mother’s elder brother and she was in love with him.
A dalit youth P Premkumar, belonging to her village was in love with Radhika. But she had spurned him. Lately, Premkumar and his two friends namely, Panneer alias Panneerselvam and A Vallarasu circulated morphed picture purportedly of Radhika on WhatsApp and Facebook. Radhika, who was furious, admonished Premkumar. Vignesh also picked up a quarrel with Premkumar.
Following this, Premkumar’s people went to Radhika’s locality and raised a hue and cry. Without delay both sides settled for a compromise.
Accordingly, the pictures were deleted from social media. But Radhika felt humiliated and hanged herself inside her house. Vignesh was shocked when he came to know about her death and decided to end his life too.
Moreover, since Radhika belonged to MBC category and the accused were dalits the issue threatened to snowball into a caste clash. As a result security remains beefed up in the village. Meanwhile the victims’ kin on Tuesday staged a protest seeking justice. Cyber crime police have registered a case and further investigations are on.
Courtesy: Pune Mirror