Cassian Baliarsingh

In a heartbreaking development, popular Instagram Influencer Adithya S Nair, who had attempted suicide due to continuous trolling over her breakup, breathed her last while undergoing treatment. As per the initial probe, Adithya was severely affected due to cyberbullying after her breakup with her boyfriend, who is also a social media influencer.

The popular influencer from Kerala was on a ventilator at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College and Hospital. Her death was confirmed by the hospital authorities.

For the unversed, with millions of followers, the 18-year-old girl was very popular on Instagram. A student of Class 12 at Cottonhill Girls School, Adithya was reportedly in a relationship with another Instagram influencer.

However, the couple, over reasons best known to them, broke up recently, leading to continuous cyber-attacks. Adithya was receiving a lot of hate comments on her Instagram, including personal abuse.

Saddened by the comments, Adithya tried to die by suicide at her home in Thiruvananthapuram. She was admitted to the medical college and hospital where she was in the ICU, but died during treatment.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that police have arrested her ex-boyfriend who has been booked under POCSO Act as he had a physical relationship with her when she was a minor. He was taken into custody following a complaint from the victim’s parents.

(Suicides are preventable and help is just a phone call away. Those in distress can call the free helpline number (14416) in Odisha. The Health and Family Welfare Department has started Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (Tele MANAS) round the clock in the state. People suffering from depression, anxiety issues, stress, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts, schizophrenia, psychosis, and others can contact for counseling).

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