Chennai Woman, Whose Baby Survived 3-Storey Fall, Dies By Suicide Allegedly After Online Bullying

Back in April, a terrifying video took social media by storm. It showed a baby sitting on the edge of a tin roof on the second floor of an apartment building in Avadi outside Chennai. The baby had allegedly fallen when her mother was nursing her on the fourth-floor balcony. Residents of the apartment building had all gathered to help the baby and a few of them risked their lives to save the baby from falling from the roof. The kid was ultimately saved.

This is the video which went viral on social media:

However, the mother of the child was incessantly bullied and shamed online. According to NDTV, the parents along with the child moved to her hometown in Coimbatore. She allegedly was suffering from depression after the incident. On Saturday, the woman died by suicide. According to the investigators of the incident, the massive social media trolling must have pushed her to take such a step.

This isn’t the first time social media bullying has driven a person to suicide. In the recent past, a 16-year-old queer makeup artist named Pranshu died by suicide because of online trolling for his makeup videos.

Post this incident, several people online called for drastic steps and laws to curb online bullying. Society fails to realise how a massive toll such incidents can take on a person’s mental health. Here’s what they have been saying:

If people were a bit more empathetic and supportive, maybe the woman wouldn’t have taken such a drastic step.

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