Hyderabad: In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old student committed suicide by hanging while on a video call with his lover at Vinayak Nagar in Neredmet on Wednesday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Ajmeer Sagar, was pursuing a course at an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in the city.
According to police, Sagar was staying with his sister and brother-in-law and pursuing the course. Incidentally, no one was at home when he resorted to the extreme step.
On Wednesday morning, he texted his girlfriend saying he will be happy to die in front of her. He then did a WhatsApp video call to the girl and committed suicide by hanging during their chat,” Neredmet sub-inspector P Nagaraju said.
The 2.04-minute video call went viral on social media in which two girls were seen talking to him and observing him when he stood on a chair to commit suicide by hanging. Initially, the girls seemed shocked and amused, thinking it was a prank, however, later one of them was heard screaming.
As he was not responding to her calls, the victim’s sister rushed home from her workplace and discovered his body hanging from the ceiling. Later, she informed police around 10.30 am. Police suspect Sagar might have committed suicide an hour earlier. The body was shifted to Gandhi Hospital for an autopsy. Police have registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.