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Thai woman's suicide screened over webcam

world Updated: Dec 06, 2010 10:39 IST
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A 24-year-old Thai woman committed suicide in front of a webcam and broadcast it through an online video chat room to her estranged boyfriend and others, a news report said on Monday.

Nichakorn Srisawat, from the central province of Nakhon Sawan, was found hanging by a bed sheet tied to a ceiling fan in her apartment in Bangkok's Bang Khen district Sunday, according to the Bangkok Post.

A webcam had been set up to record the suicide, which was screened on the locally popular Camfrog video chat network.

A maid at the apartment said a man had phoned her and asked her to rescue the woman but the door was locked and she could not get into the room in time to save her.

A 25-year-old man who identified himself as Nichakorn's boyfriend said they had met through the Camfrog network and had just had an argument.

He said he had decided to break up with her, causing her to become very upset.

Nichakorn reportedly wrote several messages before her suicide, saying how disappointed she was about the end of the affair.