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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Man kills self as fiancee watches on webcam

Mukesh Kumar Mishra, Hindustan Times  Patna, June 13, 2013
First Published: 18:38 IST(13/6/2013) | Last Updated: 01:33 IST(14/6/2013)

A law student hung himself to death and apparently ‘web cast’ the entire process for the benefit of his girl friend, who was, allegedly, less than responsive to his affections.

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Harsh Narain Prasad, 28, an LLB part-III of a Gaya-based college, took the extreme step at his house in Kadamkuan locality of central Patna around midnight Monday, in course of an internet chat with the girl.

“Computer data shows they chatted till 11.47pm. His last message was: ‘Ab tum na meri awaz sunogi, aur na dekh paogi’ (Now, you’ll neither hear me nor see me”, said the victim’s father Satyendra Narayan Prasad alias Mukul.

Thereafter, there were 20 missed calls on Harsh’s cellphone from the girl, claimed Mukul, a Patna businessman. He insisted that the girl had witnessed the suicide as the web cameras were on when Harsh hung himself.

The police have seized Harsh’s laptop and started an investigation into the incident. Mukul said the girl’s family had gone into
hiding after his son’s suicide came to light.

He blamed the suicide on the girl, a resident of Jagat Narain Road under Pirbahore police station in central Patna, with whom, he said, his son was in love.

An FIR has been registered at the Kadamkuan police station, under which the suicide took place, on the basis of a statement from the victim’s father. But the victim’s father said he intended to name the girl in another FIR.

Mukul said his son was friends with the girl since their school days. “She used to visit our house sometimes, but we did not suspect anything. Harsh was Magadh University topper in LLB part-2,” he added.

Kadamkuan police station SHO Sanjay Kumar said the cause of the suicide could not be ascertained. “No suicide note was recovered from the spot. The police are looking into the matter”, he added.

The victim’s father found his body hanging from a ceiling fan in his room on Tuesday. But the full details of how Harsh had web cast his death emerged only late Wednesday.


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