Tirupati: A 25-year-old was killed while on a WhatsApp video call with his friends in Tiruchanoor late on Sunday. The inebriated victim was talking and acting about hanging himself.
The victim identified as S. Siva Kumar was working at an automobile showroom. According to Tiruchanoor CI, G. Ashok Kumar, the victim was talking to his friend. “The victim was telling his friend that he was going to commit suicide by hanging himself with a saree to the ceiling in his bedroom. The joke he played, led to an unforeseen conclusion when he lifted a leg from the stool. He slipped off while his neck was in the knot of the saree and hanging. He breathed his last within a few minutes,” the CI said.
His friend on the video call was literally begging Siva Kumar to stop playing the game but the victim ignored his plea.
The victim’s parents were immediately informed about the incident and before they broke into the victim’s room he was dead.
Police registered a case and shifted the body to government hospital for autopsy....