Assam: 27-Year-Old Kills Himself, Entire Incident Captured On Facebook Live
According to reports, the incident took place on December 27 at midnight, just a few minutes after receiving a text message from his brother stating that he was on his way home.
GUWAHATI: A 27-year-old Assam man killed himself and apologised to his family while blaming his girlfriend and broadcasting the entire event on Facebook live. The young man was from the Kalain neighbourhood of Cachar.
According to reports, the victim's older brother said that the incident took place on December 27 at midnight, just a few minutes after receiving a text message from his brother stating that he was on his way home.
"I called the landlord of the Silchar home my brother was renting right away... He blocked all family members on Facebook before going live.
He remarked, "They all rushed to his chamber, but it was too late; they discovered his body hanging from a ceiling fan and called the police.
On Facebook Live, the man said that his girlfriend had turned down his proposal of marriage.
"I made a formal marriage proposal, which she politely rejected in front of everyone. Her uncle afterward came up to me and threatened to kill her because of our friendship. The man is alleged to have said on the live footage, "I'm leaving this planet now so she doesn't suffer because of me."
He apologises to his mother, uncle, aunt, sister, older brother, niece, and brother-in-law in the Facebook video, saying, "I love you all, but I love my girlfriend more, and I can't live without her.
The family has not yet filed an official complaint, according to Numal Mahatta, Superintendent of Police (SP), Cachar, but an investigation into the incident has already begun.
In 2021, at least 8 persons each day took their own lives, according to an NCRB analysis. The top causes indicated included poverty, unemployment, career-related difficulties, a medical condition, and family challenges.
The report also stated that a total of 40 students committed themselves in 2021 as a result of failing their exams. Guwahati, the state's capital, topped the list of suicide cases in 2021 with more than 400 persons taking their own life there. Around 200 people committed suicide in the city a decade ago.
This pattern is unsettling. It is concerning that some people have chosen the extreme route due to issues with unemployment, mental illness, and poverty. It demonstrated the critical need for better mental health and post-Covid19 crisis management, according to a local psychiatrist.