Hyderabad: A purported suicide note of Telangana student `Sunitha' is viral on social media.

The viral post includes a note alongside the image of a young girl. An unclear blurred image of a woman seemingly hanging from a ceiling fan is also part of the post. According to purported July 1 suicide note, Sunitha ended her life due to the "non-postponement of offline B-tech exams" in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency in Telangana.

This post was also shared on YouTube.

Fact Check

The claim made through the viral post is False.

While doing the research, we did not find any such case, but found that the image of the young girl in the post is not Sunitha.

We firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search, which directed us to a report by Telangana Today that was published on January 25, 2021. The image was of 18-year-old K Sankeerthana, a student of Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institution.

We then found a report by India Today that had debunked the viral claim quoting K Sankeerthana.

Sankeerthana said: "I'm currently doing my first year in B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University. I'm not a B.Tech student as claimed in that post. Also, the death note shared along with my picture is not written by me. Due to the Covid-19 situation, there is no certainty when I can leave for Australia. So, I decided to join Delhi University. I came to know about this fake post after a friend shared with me a post from the Twitter handle @NehaCho78701538. I, too, replied to the handle saying the post is fake. But there was no response."

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False as the girl in the post is alive. The image of the girl was wrongly shared. There was no such suicide case reported anywhere in the state.

Claim Review :   Sunitha a student from Telangana committed suicide
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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