A farmer from Karnataka's Tumakuru district allegedly killed himself and live-streamed the suicide on Facebook.
Mohan Gowda, a 25-year-old farmer, hanged himself his residence in Halladahosahalli. Media reports suggest that he took the extreme step after his newly wedded wife lodged a complaint against him.
During the live-stream, the man narrated his love story and said that he had courted his wife for five years before tying the knot. They got married in June despite opposition from his wife Roopa's family members. Gowda was upset because of his father-in-law's conspiracy to end their marriage. "My mother's curse will singe you both," he told his wife and father-in-law before taking the extreme step.
Gowda's wife Roopa and her father have been booked by police officials on charges of abetment to suicide. According to the report, Gowda's family members told police that the couple had tied the knot in the presence of their friends after both families were against it because of their different castes.
Roopa's parents had called her to their home in July saying that her father was seriously ill but she never returned to Mohan's house after that. Instead, she filed a complaint with the police stating that Mohan had married her against her wishes.