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Salem: Woman commits suicide after facing sexual harassment on Facebook

A 21-year-old woman killed herself when no action was taken after ten days of filing harassment complaint.

By: ANI | Chennai |
Updated: June 28, 2016 12:44:11 am

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In a tragic incident, a 21-year woman committed suicide in Salem, Tamil Nadu after facing continuous harassment on a social media website and the lack of police action in the matter.

Vinupriya, a B.Sc student began facing harassment on Facebook after she was tagged in a picture which was obscenely morphed.

Her father filed a complaint with the Magudanchavadi police station ten days ago regarding the violation.

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The family claims that the police did not take any steps despite several complaints, nor did they begin procedure on blocking or removing the morphed photo.


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With the picture still being online and seeing no hope, Vinupriya hanged herself to death in her house when she was alone.

Her body was sent to the Salem General Hospital for post mortem and results are awaited.

After the victim’s family protested in front of the GH against the police, the cops kicked into action and filed a case beginning investigation into the matter.

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