Cyber bullying leads to the death of a 21 year-old girl

Cyber bullying leads to the death of a 21 year-old girl

Not even a month after TNT – The Northeast Today came up with an article on cyber bullying, written by Mebanaibor Nengnong, there has been an online crime reported that led to the death of a 21-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu.

The victim, Vinupriya, who hanged herself was found dead yesterday in Salem, where she lived with her parents. It was reported that she committed suicide because six days earlier, morphed and obscene pictures of her were posted on Facebook.

The girl did her best to convince her parents that it wasn't she who posted them but it was someone else. Thus, A suicide note suggested that her parents did not believe that she had not sent nude pictures of herself to whoever posted them online.

The letter says "What's the use of living when my father and mother do not trust me?" Vinupriya had graduated a year ago from college with a degree in Chemistry.

Her photos were posted on a Facebook page that was created by someone in her name, said the police. Her family have accused the police of not acting on a complaint filed by them on the 23rd, which asked for the nude photos to be removed and the culprit to be identified and punished.

"We've filed a case of abetting suicide and have blocked the Facebook page which carried her pictures" said Amit Kumar, a senior police officer handling the case. He added that Facebook has been asked to share details of the person who posted the obscene photos.


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