Latterly in April took the incident in Shirdi when Salman Zakir, a 19-year-old Delhi resident was accidentally shot by his friend who was trying to make a TikTok video.
Another day and another death on TikTok, a 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using TikTok.
Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poison and then sent the video via WhatsApp to her husband, who is in Singapore. According to media reports, Anitha’s husband Pazhanivel did not appreciate his wife’s TikTok addiction and had asked her to quit the habit.
In her last video, Anitha is seen drinking a dark colored liquid from a white bottle before breaking into a hysterical cough. Anitha died soon after. The incident has attracted massive criticism online. Some news channels who published the video on YouTube have in fact, disabled comments for the video.
Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, the short video sharing platform claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India. Beginning in January, a Mumbai-based 15-year-old hung her self at her residence on her birthday after her grandmother scolded her for constantly being on TikTok.
The addiction for that woman was more than her family – mother of two children. The number of people who died after falling into a cyber trap is increasing every day.