After a live-streamed video of 24-year-old student Arjun Bhardwaj ending his life by jumping off the 19th floor of a Mumbai hotel went viral, yet another news of attempting suicide live on Facebook has come into light, when Kannada Bigg Boss 4 winner Pratham went live on Facebook, and claimed that it is his last video before taking sleeping pills.
Pratham swallowed sleeping pills and said he is mentally disturbed and feels humiliated by the comments made by a colleague from the industry on his social media.
According to police, Pratham took only a few pills and he is out of danger now. Police have registered a case under IPC 309 (for attempted suicide) against him.
Before taking sleeping pills he gave a 4-minute speech to his friends about being depressed after an amateur director, Lokesh, allegedly humiliated him on social media.
Friend-turned-foe Lokesh also filed a police complaint against Pratham of being pushed around and attacked by him.
Pratham on his Facebook Live said he wants to teach a lesson to Lokesh by taking this extreme step, and said, “at least after his death people would think twice before posting derogatory comments about others”.
However, some of his co-contestants at Bigg Boss think this attempt was a publicity stunt: "Anyone who commits suicide, will not announce it to the whole world".
Well, if it is a publicity stunt then this is the new low in the industry.
Posted by Olle Hudga Pratham on Tuesday, 4 April 2017
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