A 24 year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband who prevented from using TikTok. Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poison and then sent the video through WhatsApp to her husband, who was in Singapore.
As per reports, Anitha’s husband Pazhanivel did not appreciate his wife’s TikTok addiction and had asked her to quit the habit. In her most recent video, Anitha was seen drinking a dark coloured liquid from a white bottle before breaking into hysterical cough. She died soon after.
The incident has attracted massive criticism online. However, this isn’t the first time that somebody died on TikTok. A 15 year old teen from Mumbai hung herself at her residence on her birthday after her grandmother scolded her for constantly being on TikTok.
Later in April, Salman Zakir, a 19 year old Delhi resident was accidentally shot by his friend who was trying to make a TikTok video.
TikTok, which is a short video sharing platform and a product of a Chinese company ByteDance has over 120 million monthly active users in India.
The popularity of TikTok forced the Madras High Court to ban the application temporarily after inappropriate content was easily accessible to minors. The application was even removed from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store until the ban was lifted.
Source : Various