In yet another case of social media being put to horrific use, a Gurugram man committed suicide by hanging himself fron the ceiling fan on his house after a tiff with his wife. The 28-year-old man streamed his final moments through Facebook live.
The deceased was identified as Amit Chauhan, a resident of Haily Mandi near Pataudi, 28 km from Gugugram city. Police said Chauhan and his wife Preeti had differences over some family issue.
"Preeti left her in-laws home on Monday after a tiff with her husband and called her parents, who took her to their house in a village near Sohna," police officer Subhash Boken said.
"Anguished, Chauhan hanged himself and the posted a video of the suicide on Facebook," Boken said.
Chauhan requested his friends on the social site to further share his suicide video.
"The deceased posted two videos... He was also in depression and was being treated at PGIMS Rohtak for the last few months," Boken added.
"Family members of the deceased on Tuesday cremated the body without informing the police. We are investigating the case," he added.
The couple have two girl children. No one has been arrested in the case so far.
The Gurugram incident comes less than a month after a man in West Bengal's Siliguri committed suicide live on social media. The man, who reportedly was suffering from blood cancer, hanged himself in his house even as some of his friends tried to convince him against taking the extreme step after seeing the live streaming of the horrific act.
(With inputs from IANS)