Man dead, family attempts suicide over minor girl's nude video leak threat in Karnataka

They all attempted suicide after a man allegedly threatened to post the nude videos the minor girl on social media.
Image used for representational purposes only.
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MYSURU : A 65-year-old man died and three members of his family are battling for life in hospitals after they drank poison at Talubetta in Hanur taluk of Chamarajanagar district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Mahadeva Nayak of Chandagalu village in KR Nagar taluk. His wife Gowramma, 53, and daughter Leelavathi, 34, are being treated at the CIMS Hospital and his minor grand-daughter at the Holy Cross Hospital in Chamarajanagar district.

They all attempted suicide after a man allegedly threatened to post the nude videos the minor girl on social media. Nayak’s relative Cheluvaraju said Leelavathi’s daughter studies in a college in KR Nagar. Lokesh of Cheeranahalli village befriended her and used to drop her to college on his bike daily. Soon, they fell in love.

Lokesh, who had allegedly recorded her nude videos on his mobile phone, used to threaten her that he would post them on social media if she did not meet his demands. 

Family members drank poison

Enraged by this, the girl destroyed his mobile phone a few weeks ago, Cheluvaraju said. Lokesh went to the girl’s house a few days ago and abused her.

Her mother and grandparents were not at home when the incident happened. After the girl revealed this, Nayak went to the KR Nagar police station to file a complaint. But the police refused to register his complaint stating that they will warn Lokesh, Cheluvaraju said.

Fearing that the incident would bring a bad name to his family, Nayak along with Gowramma, Leelavathi and his grand-daughter went to Talubetta village where they drank poison. People rushed them to a local hospital. While Nayak was declared brought dead, Gowramma and Leelavathi were shifted to the CIMS Hospital.

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