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Salem suicide case: Youth who posted morphed photos on Facebook arrested

Vinupriya took her life after she was tagged in morphed pictures of her on Facebook
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A  21-year-old youth working for a power loom was  arrested in connection with the suicide case of a women, whose picture was morphed and uploaded on the popular networking site, Facebook.

“After receiving the details of IP address on Tuesday evening, the youth was traced to a village located about two kms from the victim’s house,” SP Amit Kumar Singh told The Hindu.

The youth, according to the report, had expressed his willingness to marry her, which she refused. “Hence, he planned to tarnish her name. Suresh had confessed to the crime,” the SP added.

The report further narrated that, Suresh called the girl’s father and spoke about her in an indecent manner. The accused had used an application in his mobile phone and morphed the picture and uploaded it twice, the police told the newspaper.

According to the report, father of the victim lodged a complaint with the SP who forwarded it to Magudanchavadi police on June 23. Following the incident, on June 27, the boy allegedly uploaded the picture again and tagged it to the victim with her father’s mobile number mentioned with the image on Facebook.

Distress over the incident, the girl Vanupriya committed suicide when their parents were away. Later, she was rushed to a Hospital in Salem where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

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