Unable to get 'likes' on TikTok videos, teenager hanged himself in Noida
People from his family and neighbourhood said that he was really worried over not getting 'likes' on TikTok and that is why he took this extreme step.
Noida: A teenager allegedly hanged himself to death at his home here as he was apparently "depressed" over not getting "likes" on his TikTok videos of late. Tik-Tok is a popular social media app now, India is one of the most significant markets for TikTok.
The 18-year-old lived in Salarpur, under Sector 39 police station limits in Noida, and the incident was reported on Thursday evening, the police said.
They said the teenager was active on TikTok, a China-made mobile phone application that allows users to post short clips of themselves performing acts, stunts and lip-syncing songs and tunes.
"During inquiry it came to light that he would make videos on TikTok and nobody was 'liking' his videos on the app since past few days. It's a shocking finding... People from his family and neighbourhood said that he was really worried over not getting 'likes' on TikTok and that is why he took this extreme step," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida, Ranvijay Singh said.
"The local police reached the spot immediately after they were alerted about the incident. They broke down the door that was bolted from inside and found his body hanging from the ceiling fan on Thursday evening," the officer said.