Mangaluru: A man committed suicide by hanging himself after locals thrashed him and recorded the act, at Vamanjoor.
The deceased has been identified as Vasudeva Bhat (58), a resident of Jyothi Nagar, Vamanjoor.
According to sources, Vasudeva Bhat was torturing his wife and son everyday after getting drunk. Local youth who were fed up by his actions, tied him up to a electric pole, sprinkled chilly powder and thrashed him. They also recorded the entire scene on mobile and shared it through whatsapp.
When Vasudev came to know about the video of him being thrashed was circulated in the social media. He was unable to bear the insult and committed suicide on June 26.
Now that the video clipping has gone viral, it has created suspicion about Vasudev’s death.
Kankanady rural police have registered a case and investigation is on.