A 40-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter have allegedly committed suicide in India after an obscene video showing the latter went viral on social media in both India and Pakistan.
Gonda police of India’s Uttar Pradesh (UP) said the incident took place in Nagrasen village. “The duo was upset ever since the video of the young girl and her lover went viral.”
Villager Pappu Paswan told police that the 22-year-old had gotten married in December. However, Satyam, a former partner of hers from a caste deemed superior, used to harass the woman even after marriage. On the night of March 22, Satyam sent an obscene video of him and the woman to the her husband and made it viral on social media.
The video also went viral in Pakistan with people on this side of the border widely sharing it.
“This affected her relationship with her husband and the woman and her mother were devastated. They did not come out of their house all of Tuesday and on Wednesday, we spotted them hanging,” said the villager.
Satyam has been arrested and booked for abetment of suicide and under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 that prohibits discrimination, prevent atrocities and hate crimes against scheduled castes and tribes.
“The accused was blackmailing the woman by saying he would tell the husband about their relationship. He also misbehaved with her and made an obscene video. Thereafter, he started blackmailing her with the video, asking her to live with him. When the woman refused, he sent the video clip to her husband,” said Gonda cop Shailesh Pandey.