Tirupur driver livestreams suicide on Facebook

A 37-year-old driver in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur livestreamed his suicide on Facebook on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as K Ramkumar, a native of Chinnaravuthanpalayam village near Dharapuram in Tirupur district.

When social media users watched the video online on Wednesday, they alerted his wife and the police. However, the man could not be saved, the police said.

Officials said the man was a driver by profession in Tiruppur district near Coimbatore and allegedly an alcoholic.

“He hanged himself at his residence on Wednesday. His wife said Ramkumar was an alcoholic and had attempted suicide earlier but was saved,” a police official at Anupparpalayam in Tiruppur district said.

According to police Ramkumar had returned home drunk, opted for the live option on Facebook and hanged himself from the ceiling fan. Prior to his hanging, he had called and informed his father about his decision to commit suicide and requested him to take care of his son.

After his wife informed the police and the owner of their rented house, they rushed to the place and broke open the door of his room and found his body. He was rushed to the Tirupur Medical College Hospital, but was declared brought dead by the doctors, the police said.

In his suicide note, Ramkumar wrote that no one was responsible for his death and that he was not interested to live in the world.