October 17, 2019 | 4:10 PM IST

24-yr-old records suicide act on TikTok on getting scolded for addiction to app

In yet another bizarre TikTok addiction incident, a 24-year-old committed suicide after she was scolded for spending too much time on the app. The incident occurred in Ariyalur in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu.  The woman, Anitha, was immediately rushed to Ariyalur General Hospital and later shifted to private hospital in Trichy, but did not respond to the treatment. Before committing the act, she shot a video of herself while drinking the pesticide and sent it to her husband.

Anitha was married to a 29-year-old Palanivel and has a four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Anitha was addicted to TikTok and was neglecting her children due to it.  Her husband, Palanivel, lives in Singapore for work purpose. 

Anitha’s addiction grew to such a level that she was oblivious to what her children were doing and was engaged with the app and even involved her children to shot the videos. The family members objected to her addiction and even informed her husband, Palanivel, who asked her once to get over with the obsession. 

However, the fixation only got stronger and the family once again complained to Palanivel who this time called her up saying he would smash her phone if things were not improved.  Upset over this Anitha consumed pesticide recording it entirely on TikTok app. The video has been doing rounds on social media and instant messaging applications.

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