Gurugram, May 15 (IANS) Gurugram Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons in connection for abetment to suicide of a 17-year-old boy in DLF phase-5.
The deceased’s father, in his written complaint alleged that a girl of the same school had posted highly objectionable messages on social networking platform Instagram following by large number of comments and threatening remarks that hurt his son so badly that he took the extreme step by jumping from the balcony of 11th floor located in Carlton Estate 1.
The incident took place on the night of May 4 around 11.30 pm.
“I was told by a batchmate of my son who resides in same locality, about the development between 10.30 pm to 11.30 pm on May 4, 2020. He was the one who saw objectionable messages on Instagram and informed me over phone. After my son saw the false and defamatory allegations followed by bulk of reactions made him go into shock and depression leading him to end his life,” the father said in FIR.
The deceased’s father has levelled allegations against every person who made objectionable remarks after the allegations made by the girl. He has also accused Instagram for allowing objectionable messages on its platform.
Since the matter was highly sensitive, Gurugram Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe this matter.
“Based on the recovered data of deceased’s mobile phone, it appeared that objectionable messages were posted on Instagram. Subsequently, an FIR under IPC section of 306 (Abetment of Suicide) registered in sector 53 police station and further investigation is on,” said Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram Police.
“We have also served notice to Instagram to appear before SIT,” he added.