• The teenager died by consuming suicide pills
  • After watching the video, the teen's brother alerted his friend
  • Police are probing a failed love affair angle in the case

A 19-year-old boy's suicide video, which he recorded before taking the extreme step, is doing the rounds on social media. The boy's grieving father hanged himself shortly after performing his son's last rites.

Devsingh, from the North Indian State of Rajasthan, posted the disturbing video on his Instagram account on Monday morning. In the Instagram reel, he was seen weeping and consuming a poisonous substance, reported Mirror Now.

In the video, the teenager is seen consuming sulfas tablets, known as the "suicide pill" in India. It contains aluminum phosphide, which is an inexpensive but highly-effective fumigant. It is readily available in India's agricultural regions.

The teen’s 61-year-old father, Kalusinh, who was shocked by the death of his youngest son could not come to terms with the loss of his child and took his own life after cremating his body.

The police said the teenager used to work in Surat, a city in Gujarat. While on his way back to his hometown on Monday, he got off the bus at around 10 a.m. and went to a nearby pond where he recorded the video.

Around 11 a.m., after he posted the video, his brother Roop Singh saw it and alerted one of his friends. They found Devsingh half an hour later after which he was taken to a local hospital in an unconscious state. He later died at the hospital.

According to the authorities, the teenager was supposedly distraught after a failed love affair and chose to take the harsh step while filming the incident. The investigation into the matter is underway.

According to research, viewing a patient's social media pages can assist ED physicians in gaining insight into his or her mental health state and identifying those at risk of suicide.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

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