WhatsApp chat proves fatal for married Hyderabad man, girlfriend

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A 27-year-old Shiva Kumar ended his life after his wife chided him for chatting with his female friend Venella on WhatsApp and threatened to complain to the family elders. Venella also killed herself unable to bear the trauma of Shiva’s death

The Hush Post: WhatsApp chat proved fatal for a married man in Hyderabad and his girlfriend.

A married man Shiva Kumar ended life after his wife chided him for chatting with his friend Venella on WhatsApp. She also threatened to complain it to the family elders. Shiva’s friend Venella also killed herself unable to bear the trauma of his death, a report said.

While Shiva was 27-year-old, Venella was 19. Venella consumed acid on Saturday. Later she died at the Gandhi Hospital on Sunday. The incident took place in Maredpally in Hyderabad’s twin city Secunderabad.

A Maredpally police station official said Shiva committed suicide by hanging himself when he was alone in his house. He did so as his wife Lahari chided him for continuously chatting with his friend, a neighbourhood resident.

Shiva and Lahari had married last month but Shiva kept in touch with his childhood friend over the phone. Shiva was an electrician by profession. His wife Lahari repeatedly asked him to stop chatting with Venella. After Shiva’s suicide, Venella went into depression. With locals blaming her for his death, she consumed acid and died during treatment.

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