A 14-year-old boy in Gurugram dedicated suicide late on Monday after being accused by a woman of molestation on social media, police mentioned on Tuesday, amid outrage triggered by the invention of an Instagram group the place a number of schoolboys purportedly mentioned sexual violence.
Police mentioned the teenager jumped off his household residence on the 11th ground of an residence constructing, hours after he was named by a woman in a “MeToo” publish on Instagram that got here on a day when the “Bois Locker Room” group controversy went viral. “No suicide word was discovered however messages retrieved from the boy’s telephone confirmed that fellow college students warned him that he shall be questioned by the police ,” mentioned an officer. HT has seen screenshots of the posts made by the woman in addition to different college students who messaged the boy. The woman posted that she was attacked two years in the past and “was bored with maintaining it a secret”, earlier than describing the alleged incident within the basement of her residence complicated and naming him.
The suicide was witnessed by an in depth good friend of the sufferer in one other constructing, who mentioned he went to test on the teenager however didn’t report the suicide. Deepak Kumar, station home officer of sector 53 police station mentioned the guards heard a thud and rushed to the spot. “They discovered the boy in a pool of blood and knowledgeable the household round 11.30 pm. He was rushed to the hospital the place docs declared him useless.” Officers mentioned they are going to query college students, together with the woman who posted and people who commented on it.
The police began a suicide inquiry underneath Part 174 of the Code of Legal Process after dad and mom refused to file a criticism. Deepak Mathur, the forensic skilled who performed the post-mortem, mentioned: “There have been a number of accidents, together with head harm, which precipitated the dying”.