Recently, a 24-year-old student Arjun Bhardwaj committed suicide on live video, which shocked the entire nation. And now, Bigg Boss Kannada winner Pratham went live on Facebook on Tuesday night and attempted to take his own life.
The reality star said that he was taking such extreme step because of misunderstanding between him and his friend Lokesh. The shocking incident took place in Bengaluru.
Pratham popped some sleeping pills live on camera and said this would be his last Facebook interaction.
“I have received the cheque only now and I do not wish to keep a single penny to myself.”
He also showed the cheque and passbooks of his account. He also explained that his friend Lokesh had misused his name, and is even now trying to ruin his reputation.
He also said, “Anything that I do is being wrongly projected. I cannot take it anymore. This will be my final Facebook Live video and sorry If I have hurt anyone.”
Pratham, who also goes by the name Olle Huduga Pratham is in his early 20s. He won the Kannada Bigg Boss’ Season 4 just three months back and has even signed a couple of Kannada films.
Before ending the live video, Pratham said “They are claiming that I demanded Rs 60,000 to attend an event organised by an orphanage, which is not true. Even a status updated on my Facebook page is being interpreted in a wrong way. I never imagined committing suicide in my life, but these people are not letting me lead a peaceful life. At least let my death become a lesson for you all.”
Pratham was admitted to a hospital by his friends, according to reports. However, there is no update about his condition as of now.
While some sympathized with Pratham and hoped, he would emerge emotionally stronger, others termed it as a publicity stunt.
Even Pratham's Bigg Boss co-contestant Niranjan Deshpande said, “We all knew he did a lot of drama in the (Bigg Boss) house, but didn’t know he would stoop so low. Anyone who commits suicide, will not announce it to the whole world.”