Gurugram Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons in connection for abetment to suicide of a 17-year-old boy in DLF Phase V.
According to IANS, the deceased’s father, in his written complaint alleged that a girl of the same school had posted highly objectionable messages on social networking platform Instagram following by large number of comments and threatening remarks that hurt his son so badly that he took the extreme step by jumping from the balcony of 11th floor located in Carlton Estate 1.
The incident took place on the night of May 4 around 11.30 pm. In his FIR, the father said,
I was told by a batchmate of my son who resides in same locality, about the development between 10.30 pm to 11.30 pm on May 4, 2020. He was the one who saw objectionable messages on Instagram and informed me over phone.
After my son saw the false and defamatory allegations followed by bulk of reactions made him go into shock and depression leading him to end his life.
The deceased’s father has levelled allegations against every person who made objectionable remarks after the allegations made by the girl. He has also accused Instagram for allowing objectionable messages on its platform.
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Last week, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been formed to probe the matter, on the directions of DCP (East). The four-member SIT is headed by ACP (DLF), with the other members being the SHO of Sector 53 police station, and two personnel from the Cyber Crime police station. Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram Police said,
Based on the recovered data of deceased’s mobile phone, it appeared that objectionable messages were posted on Instagram. Subsequently, an FIR under IPC section of 306 (Abetment of Suicide) registered in sector 53 police station and further investigation is on.
We have also served notice to Instagram to appear before SIT.
We cannot comment at the moment why the FIR is registered against ‘unknown persons’ when the name of the girl and her instagram post was a matter of public knowledge. We are following this story.
In other update, family of the deceased boy has requested all to light a candle in his memory on Saturday (today), May 16 at 8pm. While many people have posted the name and pictures of the boy online, Men’s Day Out is refraining from doing so, since the boy was a minor and the same is against Juvenile Justice Act.
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