In a shocking incident reported from West Bengal, a girl died by suicide after video of her stealing chocolates in a mall went viral on social media. The incident was reported from West Bengal’s Alipurduar district and occurred earlier last week. The deceased girl was a third-year undergraduate student. Her body was found hanging at her residence in Alipurduar’s Subhas Pallay.
According to reports, the deceased undergraduate student had gone to shop at a mall in the area earlier on September 29 with her sister. While leaving the mall, she was caught allegedly stealing chocolates. The girl paid the price of the chocolates she stole and apologized to the authorities.
However, unidentified individuals who had the access to CCTV footage showing the girl committing the petty theft, made the clip of her committing the act go viral on social media. Frustrated with the humiliation she faced; she took the grave step.
The incident comes just days after another shocking case of triple suicide was reported from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In Indore, three girls from Ashta, Sehore, tried to take their lives. While two of the girls died, one survived the ordeal.
Similarly, earlier in Pune this September, two 19-year-old girls from the same locality died by suicide within one hour of each other’s demise.
The Facts of the Matter
In West Bengal, a female third-year undergraduate student died of suicide due to negligence of store authorities at a mall in Alipurduar. Reportedly, the girl was facing humiliation after a video of her stealing chocolates in mall was made viral on social media.
As per a TOI report, the body of the female undergraduate student from West Bengal was found hanging at her residence in Subhas Pally located in Alipurduar’s Jaigaon police station earlier on Saturday.
Girl Caught Stealing Chocolates
Reportedly, the girl had gone to shop at a mall nearby with her sister. While leaving the girl was caught stealing chocolates. After being caught in the act, the girl apologized for her behaviour. She also paid the price for the chocolates she stole and left the mall.
Unidentified Accused Made Video Viral
Despite her apology, and her paying the price of the chocolates she stole, someone from the store who had access to the CCTV footage which showed her committing the act made the clip go viral. The girl was frustrated with the humiliation she was facing, and took the extreme step, her father alleged.
Locals Stage Protest
After the incident, locals gathered outside the mall and staged a protest. The locals have demanded for strong action for those who accessed the video and shared it on social media. As per a TOI report, the shopping mall authorities were not available for a comment.