The 12-year-old boy from Kota had worn mangalsutra and bangles. He then wrapped a thick metal chain around his neck and hanged himself in his bathroom — all apparently a part of the principles of a TikTok challenge.
A TikTok challenge proved deadly for a 12-year-old boy from Kota, Rajasthan.
The boy died when he hanged himself from a noose as a part of the TikTok challenge.
Before hanging himself, the boy had worn mangalsutra (sacred thread worn by Hindu married women) and bangles. He then wrapped a thick metal chain around his neck and hanged himself with it in his toilet — all apparently a part of the principles of TikTok challenge.
The incident occurred late at nighttime. When the boy’s family found him missing in the morning, they raised an alarm. They later discovered him hanging from the ceiling of the bathroom.
According to the boy’s father, the state he was found in was exactly like that described in the TikTok challenge. “He was wearing mangalsutra and bangles and was wearing a noose made of chains and was found hanging. He was using TikTok the whole night,” the father of the kid said.
“If it was not for TikTok then my kid would have been alive,” the distraught father added.
SSI Republic of India Singh told reporters that when the boy’s family took him to a private hospital, he was declared dead. A postmortem was also conducted on the body.