19 Year Old Youth Commits Suicide; Blames Cricket Betting As Reason:- In a bizarre incident, a video of a 19-year-old, Basupalli Vijay, who committed suicide on Sunday has gone viral now.
The suicide of Vijay, an intermediate drop out, who hanged himself to death from a tree in a farmland at Dontanpally, Shankarpally mandal in Vikarabad district, took a twist on Friday with a selfie video.
Before his death, he recorded a 14-second video, in which he allegedly blamed cricket betting for the reason to end his life. The video has gone viral in local WhatsApp groups and finally reaching the police. He said in the video that “he was ending his life because he lost huge amounts of money due to betting on cricket, and cautions his relatives and friends to stay away from betting.”
“Nobody should be involved in betting. I am committing suicide because of betting. Uncle, brothers, other family members and relatives please do not get involved in betting,” Vijay said in the video.
The Shankarpally police, meanwhile, is on the hunt for those involved in the betting racket which cost Vijay his life. There could be a possibility of them being charged with abetment of suicide.
“We are verifying Vijay’s Call Data Records and also inquiring with his friends. He had done his schooling from Langer Houz and we suspect he could have had contacts with a cricket betting gang based there,” Shankarpally Sub-Inspector K Kranthi Kumar said.
It was initially assumed that the reason for the suicide of Vijay could be his argument with his father, Bhikshapathi, after he refused Vijay’s demand for money. Vijay had stomped out of the house and a few hours later, his father found him hanging from a tree in a farmland nearby.
Almost a week after the incident, a policeman from Shankarpally received the selfie video on WhatsApp, on Friday, purportedly shot by Vijay before his death. Based on the findings of the investigation, the section under which the case was initially registered, that of Section 174 of CrPC (unnatural death/suicide), could be altered, Kranthi Kumar said.