Andhra Pradesh police have arrested a man who killed his wife for posting videos on social media app TikTok. According to police, Siddala Chinna Nasaraiah strangled his wife Gorrapati Suvartha (19) and later burnt her body in the village cremation ground in Potluru village.
The incident occurred on November 17 and police took 10 days to make the arrest and confirm charges against the man.
The couple both worked as salespersons in a leading private company. They had married five years ago and had a two-year-old daughter. Suvartha (the wife) enjoyed making TikTok videos but her husband was angered by this as he said it attracted male attention.
The couple then parted as wife continued to post videos on the social media platform. This angered her husband even though they were living apart.
Nasaraiah (the husband) persuaded her to return home on November 14. The couple had agreed that the TikTok account would be put on private.
He told his wife that he was happy for her to post videos on the app, but that she must let him check the videos. Three days later, he along with his younger brother Chinna Venkaiah, killed his wife. They discovered the ‘private’ status on the account had been removed and it was now public again.
Police said Nasaraiah strangled his wife with a piece of cloth. He confirmed to police he stood behind her and saw men commenting on her videos. This enraged him and his brother. They took the body on a scooter to a cremation ground near the village and burnt it.
Police took up the investigation after complaints that an unknown person was burnt. The investigators identified the victim from jewellery she was wearing.
The CCTV footage at the local petrol pump revealed that Nasaraiah was the only one to buy petrol in a bottle on the night of November 17. They grilled the accused, who confessed to the crime. His brother was also arrested.