New Delhi: An 18-year-old orphan girl, Raksha, studying in a local polytechnic in India, committed suicide in her hostel room on Tuesday night. The 18-year-old ended her life after two youth terrorized her by posting obscene and graphic comments about her on a social networking site.
According to Indian media reports, pushed to the wall by this vicious online attack, the girl hanged herself in her room at Mehar Chand Polytechnic hostel. She also left a suicide note blaming the youths Deepak Saini and Lovepreet.
The police arrested both the youths on Wednesday and they will be produced before a court on Thursday.
According to police, the accused Deepak and Lovepreet had graduated from the same polytechnic this year. Police said Raksha and Lovepreet were friends. Relations between the two had become strained sometime before, said ACP, Jalandhar north, Balkar Singh.
When she stopped speaking to him, Lovepreet began bombarding her with threatening SMSs and even threatened to throw acid on her.
It was the last straw for Raksha when the youths posted an obscene message on her social network site profile on Tuesday.
Police said when she did not mark her night attendance other hostellers went to her room at 9 pm to check on her. They found the door bolted from inside. Alarmed at getting no reponse to their knocks, the girls informed the hostel warden and the door was broke open.
But, it was too late as Raksha was already dead.