- Sister-in-law and niece made a fake Facebook account for fun
- A creepy joke killed three people
- Kollam police exposed the incident
A creepy joke between relatives on Facebook has claimed the lives of three people. A newborn child was also among the dead. In January this year in Kerala’s Kollam district, a newborn baby was found in a pile of dry leaves just hours after birth. The newborn was admitted to the hospital who later died. Police investigation revealed that Reshma, a resident of Kalluvathukkal village in Kollam, is the mother of the newborn. The woman was arrested in June.
During the investigation, Reshma told during interrogation that she became friends with a person named Anandu on Facebook and had left the child to die to be with the person. Although she had never met the person.
The woman did not tell any family member about the pregnancy
According to the police, the woman was married to a man named Vishnu. The woman had never told him or any family member that she was going to be a mother. During the investigation of the woman’s Facebook friend, the police called the woman’s sister-in-law Arya and niece Grishma for questioning.
Both the women committed suicide by jumping into the river.
The police summoned him because Reshma used to run one of her many Facebook accounts with a SIM taken in Arya’s name. However, the incident took an interesting turn when both the women (Arya and Grishma) allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the river.
Arya and Grishma had created a fake Facebook ID in the name of Anandu
Later, police questioned a male friend of Grishma who revealed that Arya and Grishma had created a fake Facebook account in the name of Anandu and they used to joke with Reshma, a senior police officer said.
Before the suicide, the mother-in-law told a joke, the husband did not know
The police came to know that Arya had told her mother-in-law about the joke before she allegedly committed suicide. Arya’s husband later told the media that he was thankful to the police who found out why his wife took her life. He told that he had no idea about this joke.
After being found Covid positive Reshma is in the Quarantine Center
Her husband, who returned from abroad after hearing the news of Reshma’s arrest, told that if anyone had told him about this, perhaps he could have prevented this from happening. Police said that currently Reshma is in judicial custody at a quarantine center after being found infected with Kovid-19.