Last Updated: January 06, 2023, 18:38 IST
A man in Maharashtra, who was trying to take a selfie with monkeys, fell into a 500-foot-deep gorge in Maharashtra and died. The incident took place on Tuesday on the Varandha Ghat road.
“A 39-year-old man died after falling into a 500-feet deep gorge while taking a selfie with monkeys on the Varandha Ghat road,” police were quoted by PTI as saying. The victim has been identified as Abdul Shaikh and his body was retrieved on Wednesday morning.
“Abdul Shaikh, who was heading towards Konkan in his car, halted near Waghjai temple on the Varandha ghat road,” a police official told PTI.
“There were some monkeys around, and he was apparently trying to click a selfie with them in the background when he fell,” said inspector Vitthal Dabade of Bhor police station.
Police recovered the body from the gorge with the help of the local Sahyadri rescue group, he added.
In an another shocking incident, a 27-year-old medical sales professional died by suicide while recording it live on Facebook saying he was taking this extreme step as his girlfriend had refused to marry him under pressure from her family. The man’s family, which did not report the incident from December 26 to the police, are now accusing the woman’s family of driving him to his death.
In the Facebook Live, the man is heard saying he could not bear the woman’s refusal as the two had been in a relationship for a long time. According to a report published by NDTV, the police have started an investigation into the incident. The man was identified as Jaydeep Roy, who died by hanging inside his rented room in Silchar. In the Facebook Live that he recorded, Roy said he did not want his girlfriend to suffer as her family was making threats on her life because of their relationship. He also apologised to his parents and other family members saying he loved them but he loved his girlfriend more and “cannot live without her”.
“I sent a formal proposal of marriage but, in front of everyone, she refused. Later her uncle came to me and said they will kill her because of our relationship. Now I am leaving this world so that she doesn’t suffer because of me,” he said during the Facebook Live, adding, “I am saying sorry to my mother, uncle, aunt, sister, elder brother, niece and brother-in-law. I love you all, but I love my girlfriend more and I can’t live without her.”
(With PTI Inputs)
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