Two commit suicide after photo goes viral in K’taka
Mysuru: A young man and a homemaker committed suicide after a picture of theirs went viral in Hunsur town of Karnataka’s Mysuru district, said officials on Wednesday.
The deceased have been identified as 28-year-old married woman Shruthi and 20-year-old Murali, both residents of Kalgunige in the town.
According to the police, Murali and Shruthi were friends, and Murali had taken a photograph with her.
The picture was uploaded to his status and later went viral on social media.
Learning about this, the families of Shruthi and Murali engaged in a quarrel over the matter.
Fearing backlash, Shruthi hanged herself at her residence, and subsequently, Murali also committed suicide.
It is not known whether they had an affair. Both families have filed complaints and counter-complaints at the Hunsur police station, and the police have initiated an investigation into the case.