Jhansi: Apparently unable to bear the
alleged humiliation meted out to him by the host of a reality
TV show, a participant died after he went into a state of
depression, his family has claimed.
"Laxman (25) was suffering from depression ever since he
was humiliated at reality TV show `Rakhi Ka Insaaf`, hosted by
drama queen Rakhi Sawant following which he was admitted to
Jhansi Medical College hospital on November 9. Unable to bear
the ignominy, he stopped taking his food and eventually died
yesterday," his uncle Balbir, who had also taken part in the
"Ever since he was humiliated and called names by the
anchor in the programme aired on October 23, he had become an
object of rebuke. This had caused him mental agony and he
stopped taking food," he claimed.
"We had gone to the programme hoping that it would help
resolve Laxman`s marital problems with Anita, whom he had
married on February 19 this year. However, instead of finding
a solution, unfounded charges were levelled against us by
Rakhi who also branded Laxman as impotent," his uncle alleged.
Though the family has not yet filed any police complaint,
they are thinking of moving the court against the programme
and the anchor, Balbir said.
Meanwhile, the police said it would be able to act only
in case of a complaint.