Facebook friend drives girl to commit suicide

Bangalore/May 26
Harassed by her Facebook friend for being his girlfriend, a 19-year-old girl committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in Bangalore in India’s Karnataka state.
A B.Com second year student E Nishantini consumed poison on Friday evening at her residence in Jeevan Bima Nagar area of Bangalore.
“Nishantani was found in unconscious state by her and rushed her to a nearby hospital where died on Saturday morning,” said the police.
Nishantani was allegedly being harassed by her Facebook friend Arul Das from the past few months for being his girlfriend and marry him but she rejected his proposal.
“Arul was reportedly upset with the girl after she came close to another man on Facebook and uploaded his picture on her Facebook wall. Arul was forcing her to marry him but Nishantini rejected his proposal. On Friday, Arul reportedly humiliated her in full public view near her college after which she consumed poison in the evening,” said the police.
Arul Das who works as an apprentice with HAL was arrested by police on Saturday and a case of abetment of suicide has been registered against him, though no suicide note has been recovered from the girl possession.
Her parents alleged that Nishantini killed herself due to harassment by Arul and they had reported the matter to Arul parents six months ago.
”Arul stopped harassing Nishantini for sometime after the matter came to his parents’ notice but after sometime he again started harassing her,” alleged the girl’s parents, adding that Nishantani and Arul knew each other for three years as they live in the same locality.