New Delhi. A 25-year-old young man Champu Singh (name changed to protect identity) was forced to attempt suicide after being traumatized by Sachin Tendulkar fans for well over a month. Champu was rushed to the nearest government hospital but the doctors at the hospital refused treatment fearing social networking backlash. Last reported, Champu was fighting for his life deserted, lonely in the hospital lawns.
Champu had reportedly posted an anti-Sachin comment on Facebook after the master’s 100th hundred blaming Sachin’s slow batting for India’s loss to Bangladesh. Immediately, he started getting plenty of hate comments, jibes, and taunts from his own friends, acquaintances, and random strangers alike.
“They called me thankless, Chappel sympathizer, publicity seeking moron, anti-Indian etc. Initially I tried to argue with them by giving them logical arguments, but that made things worse!” Champu, alive and checking IPL scores from his bed in the hospital lawns, told Faking News.
“My best friend unsubscribed my posts. All my Facebook and twitter updates, even those not related to cricket, started getting the same reply in hundreds – Shut up you Idiot, Sachin is GOD! #crazyindianfan,” he recalled the horror.
After reading all such hate mails, Champu’s would-be father-in-law decided to call off his wedding scheduled for May this year.
“I can send my daughter to Delhi or Gurgaon and not worry about her security, but not to Champu after reading those comments,” a very scared could-not-be father-in-law of Champu told Faking News.
Depressed and heartbroken, Champu did the unthinkable two weeks back – he deleted all his social networking accounts. This extreme step should have been taken as a forewarning to the suicide that followed. Unfortunately that was ignored, and his “friends” continued to heckle him on SMS etc., finally pushing Champu into taking even more extreme step.
Delhi Police refused to file an FIR against his friends for abetting suicide. Although activists blame police for acting under pressure of Sachin fans, police sources claim law, as ordained by The God, has taken its own course.