18-year-old Instagram influencer kills self in Thiruvananthapuram, cyber bullying alleged

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Thiruvananthapuram: An eighteen year old girl, a resident of Thrikkanapuram, who had attemped suicide by hanging a week ago died on Sunday, triggering allegations of cyber bullying. The girl had attempted suicide by hanging in her residence. Her family rushed her to the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She died on Sunday night while undergoing treatment.

The hospital authorities informed the police about the incident. According to the police, her parents did not lodge a complaint regarding the suicide attempt. Although the police tried to take a statement from the girl, they were unable to do so due to her deteriorating health condition. The girl had been active on Instagram with over 1 lakh followers. Her insta account showed comments referring to cyber bullying she had been subjected to in the past few weeks. The police however said that the exact reason that led her to end her life is being probed.  

The police have registered a case of unnatural death. The officials said that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and  allegations of cyber bullying.

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