KOLKATA: We have come across people who have died while clicking selfie to such an extent that 'no-selfie zones' have been marked at several heritage sites throughout the country.
However, a person getting killed because of addiction to Facebook is rare. Kolkata was witness to such an incident on Tuesday morning. A Class XI student of a reputed Kolkata school fell to her death from the terrace of her house in Netaji Nagar area in south Kolkata while she was checking Facebook.
Anushka Mondal of South Point School was checking Facebook on her cellphone while sitting on the parapet of the terrace of her house with her legs suspended down the parapet. According to police sources, prima facie evidence shows that the deceased fell off the parapet after getting engrossed into Facebook.
Anushka's parents were against her over-addiction to the social networking site and were even trying to counsel her against overuse of Facebook. Police have found the phone beside her dead body on the street below the terrace. Police have sent the body for postmortem, report of which is expected soon.
They are still looking into whether the case is of accidental death or suicide. No case has been lodged at Netaji Nagar Police station. Investigation into the case is on.