CHENNAI: A 39-year-old woman died by suicide at Nandambakkam in Chennai on Thursday night after her husband lost money — which she had kept for paying her son’s fee — in online rummy.
The deceased has been identified as Bhuvaneshwari. She was married to Suresh, 34.
The man, who was jobless, was addicted to online rummy. He kept losing money in the online game. Bhuvaneshwari had warned him several times.
She had saved Rs 20,000 to pay the fee for her son, who is in Class IX. Without Bhuvaneshwari’s knowledge, Suresh staked the money in online rummy and ended up losing it. Bhuvaneshwari, who searched for the money, was frustrated when she learned that her husband had lost in the online game.
After picking up a fight with her husband, she hanged herself from the ceiling of her house using a dupatta.
The Nandambakkam police have registered a case and are investigating.
Tamil Nadu has recently seen some suicides related to losses in online games. The state government on Friday announced setting up a four-member committee led by former judge of the Madras high court Justice K Chandru to give recommendations in two weeks for promulgation of an ordinance on online rummy.