First Such Shocking Incident In Bengal: Live Suicide Attempt

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Kolkata : The first such shocking incident reported in Bengal : an 18-year-old high school student in West Bengal hanged himself on Wednesday afternoon as former girlfriend allegedly watched him on a video-calling app on her phone.

Sujoy Mondal, who studied in Class 11, killed himself at home in Madhyaharia village in North 24 Parganas district adjoining Kolkata, police said.

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Police arrested his former girlfriend on Thursday for allegedly instigating Mondal to commit suicide. She was produced in Barasat court, which sent her to judicial custody for two weeks.Mondal’s elder brother, Biswajit, alleged in a complaint to the police that the girl ended her ties with his brother about a month ago.

Mondal’s family saidthat he was depressed after she broke-up with him, and a few days ago he was shattered after she posted a picture with another boy on social media. According to the sources, Mondal and the girl were speaking over phone and she asked him to leave her for good, according to the complaint. Mondal broke down and committed suicide while she watched on Wednesday. The girl’s family said she had nothing to do with Mondal’s suicide.

Earlier this week, a selfie suicide video taken by a distraught 27-year-old woman has become an Internet sensation. Shot on her mobile phone, the 3-minute video explained why she is resorting to this extreme step. She committed suicide on the wedding day of her former boyfriend in Uthukuli in Tirupur district.