21-Year-Old Commits Suicide In Tamil Nadu After Her Morphed Photos Surface On Facebook

28/06/2016 5:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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A 21-year-old woman committed suicide in Tamil Nadu after morphed photographs, ostensibly showing her in an obscene light, were posted on Facebook. The girl's family accused the police of taking no action in the matter.

Vinupriya, who was studying in college, began facing harassment on Facebook after she was tagged in a picture that had been morphed.

According to an NDTV report, Vinupriya's suicide note suggests that her parents did not believe that she had not sent nude pictures of herself to whoever posted them on the social networking site.

"What's the use of living when my father and mother do not trust me?" the note said.

According to an ANI report, her family, on the other hand, claims that the police did not initiate any procedure on blocking or removing the morphed photo despite their repeated requests.

With the picture still being circulated online, Vinupriya lost hope and hanged herself in her house when she was alone.

Her body was sent to the Salem General Hospital for postmortem.

After her family protested against police inaction, the police filed a case and began investigations.

Amit Kumar, a senior police officer handling the case, said, "We've filed a case of abetting suicide and have blocked the Facebook page which carried her pictures."

(With inputs from ANI)

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