Bengaluru: It is indeed a much smaller world after the mobile communication system stepped in and got a firm foothold. There is so much of convenience and benefit from it.
At the same time, the mobile phones have become a bane to a small extent. Love blossoming between men and women from ‘missed’ calls, WhatsApp messages and chats, even before actually meeting each other, breaking of homes and marriages, heartaches leading to suicides – all these are common news one keeps hearing of over and over.
Recently a woman from Mysuru had ended her life after her husband suspected her when she received a prank ‘I love you’ message from a stranger. A reverse kind of the story has been reported from Sulibele in Hoskote taluk of Bengaluru rural district.
Shiva (22) hailed from Mulbagilu but had taken up a job at a construction site in Hasigala. The contractor had provided him with a place to stay with wife and their two-year-old child in a room in the building under construction.
On Thursday, his wife received a blank call from an unknown number and he questioned her about it. A heated argument ensued and they stopped talking to each other and went to bed.
Next morning, when she got up she found Shiva hanging from the ceiling fan. It is thought that he was deeply attached to her and did not tolerate any third person in their lives.
People known to them wondered why he had to end his life if he loved her so much and had so much of trust in her. Besides, he could have called back and checked who the caller was, they said.
WhatsApp-ning to our society?