India police investigate Bangalore 'Facebook suicide'
- 22 September 2011
- From the section South Asia
Police in India are looking for the former boyfriend of a student who allegedly committed suicide after he ended their relationship on Facebook.
Malini Murmu is reported to have hanged herself on Sunday in Bangalore. Her father has demanded that her former boyfriend, Abhishek Dhan, be arrested.
Police say they are investigating whether the comments on Facebook amount to aiding and abetting suicide.
The whereabouts of Mr Dhan - also a student - are currently unknown.
Malini Murmu was a first year MBA student in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bangalore.
Ms Murmu's family say that Mr Dhan's Facebook account contained derogatory references to her - now deleted - which "forced her to take such a drastic step".
In the comments on Sunday he wrote about being "relieved" and "feeling cool" after "dumping his girlfriend". The pair had reportedly had a row earlier on.
Ms Murmu's father told the BBC that her death had left the family devastated.