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Police hunt for Facebook lover for girlfriend’s suicide


Bangalore : Police are looking for a Facebook lover charged with abetting the suicide of his girlfriend studying at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) here, an official said Thursday.

“We are looking for Abhishek Dhan, who is accused of driving his Facebook girlfriend Malini Murmu (23) to commit suicide in the B-school’s women’s hostel late Monday. He is reported to be in Delhi,” Additional Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar told IANS.

Police have registered a case against Dhan on the basis of evidence collected at her hostel room and on a complaint filed by her father.

“We have enough evidence against Dhan, including a suicide note by Murmu and records of his interaction with her through Facebook,” Kumar said. “We have alerted our counterparts in Delhi.”

The first year post-graduate diploma student from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand worked at Infosys Ltd before joining the B-school.

“Murmu went into depression Sunday after she learnt on Facebook that Dhan had dumped her. She was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the hostel room Monday after her classmates did not find her in class,” Kumar said.

Dhan wrote to Murmu on the Facebook: “Feeling super cool today. Dumped my new ex-girlfriend. Happy independence day.”

Following the suicide, IIM-B expressed ‘shock and distress’.

“We have lost a bright young person in the prime of her life. On behalf of the entire IIM-B community, Pankaj Chandra, director, has conveyed the deepest distress of every member of the community to Malini’s parents, family and friends,” the statement read.