Techie kills self after tiff over wedding photos on FB - The New Indian Express

Techie kills self after tiff over wedding photos on FB

Published: 28th October 2013 07:34 AM

Last Updated: 30th October 2013 03:31 PM

A software engineer working in a reputed MNC allegedly committed suicide in his house at Mylapore on Sunday, upset over his newly-wed wife’s refusal to remove Facebook posts of their wedding photos.

Chandan Kumar Singh (29) from Jharkhand, and Sandhya from Chennai, got married in a church in the city in July against the wishes of Singh’s family. They both were working in the same branch of the IT company when they got introduced and were in love for the last few years.

Singh’s family, which opposed the marriage as Sandhya belonged to a different religion,  stayed away from the ceremony. The wedding was arranged with the blessings of Sandhya’s family.

Police said Sandhya had posted photos of their wedding on Facebook and tagged Singh in the photos. “His cousins in Jharkand had noticed the photos and informed his parents who lived there. His parents were apparently upset over this as they felt their son’s marriage in a church would not be welcomed by their relatives. They had asked Singh to remove the photos from Facebook. This created bitterness between the couple,” a police officer said.

From Singh’s suicide note, police said it was apparent that his wife had refused to remove the post as she felt there was no reason to conceal their legitimate marriage. “He had been asking her to remove the photos to respect the sentiments of his parents. On Saturday night, after a heated exchange of words, they slept in separate rooms,” said a police officer.

On Sunday morning, as Singh did not come out of his room, Sandhya checked on him and found him hanging. A note left by him said that he still loved his wife, but was upset over her refusal to remove the posts.

The body was sent for autopsy. Further investigations are on.

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