Tamil Nadu: College girl hangs herself after her semi-nude picture appears on Facebook


A 21-year-old girl from near Salem ended her life after she saw her semi-nude picture posted on a Facebook page. Vinupriya, a B.Sc student, reportedly began facing harassment on Facebook after she was tagged in a picture which was obscenely morphed.

According to reports, the obscene photos of the victim, who has been identified as a resident of Salem, were posted on Facebook two weeks back. "We have filed a case of abetting suicide and have blocked the Facebook page," a police officer told media, adding, that Facebook has been asked to share details of the person who posted the obscene photos. 

Her father, Annadurai, a powerloom owner, refused to receive her body after post-mortem unless the culprit who posted the Facebook picture is nabbed. “I will not receive the body of my daughter unless the culprit who was responsible for my daughter’s death is arrested,” he said. Last week, she was shocked to find her picture on Facebook. She immediately informed her parents who lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police on June 23. The police told Vinupriya’s father that they were closing in on the culprit and that he would be nabbed within 15 days.

Meanwhile on Sunday, there was another obscene picture of Vinupriya posted on Facebook and the link was sent to her mobile phone. “Vinupriya was very disturbed by her picture. And when we went out on Monday morning, she hanged herself,” Currently police registered a case and further investigation goin on.