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Friday, 10 June 2016 - 14:19
Couple Kills Youth Over Facebook Post
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A youth from Royapuram in Chennai (South Indian state) was allegedly killed by members of a neighbor’s family for taking obscene videos of the housewife and posting the same in Facebook with face morphed but with valid contact numbers after the woman reportedly refused to entertain him sexually, the housewife started getting obscene calls because of the FB posts.

The deceased has been identified as Gavaskar 29, who had been staying with his grandmother in Royapuram since he was 10 years old after the death of his mother. His father, after marrying again, has been living in Puducherry.

The murder took place on May 25 in a moving vehicle on East Coast Road when the suspects identified as Anbu (43), who runs a manpower consultancy in Chennai, assaulted and strangulated Gavaskar to death. Gavaskar had allegedly blackmailed Anbu’s wife for sexual favours by threatening to post her obscene videos on the net.  Anbu’s family was furious over Gavaskar’s FB activities as the family started getting calls and comments on FB posts by him. Anbu had warned Gavaskar and forced him to go back to Puducherry a month ago. But he continued posting morphed obscene images of Anbu’s wife on FB.

Anbu’s family first tried forcing Gavaskar to drink poison on Marina beach, but he survived the attempt. On May 25, Anbu went to Puducherry along with three others and managed to bring Gavaskar in a vehicle to Chennai. On the way they allegedly murdered him by strangulating and hanged his body from a tree in an isolated area near Mahabalipuram.

Only after a relative of Gavaskar lodged a complaint with the Kirumampakkam police station in Puducherry did the police start probing his disappearance. The probe led to details of mobile calls exchanged between Anbu and Gavaskar after which the police picked up Anbu, who reportedly confessed to the crime. Police arrested Anbu and his associate Karthik and are hunting for his wife and a relative, Indian media reports.

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