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Diamond Harbour: Police have arrested the boyfriend of Mousumi Mistri of Sonarpur who committed suicide on Sunday while on a Facebook video call with him.

Suman Das of Ghasiara, also in Sonarpur, has been arrested on charges of abetting the suicide. He is a class XII student of Kamrabad High School.

Police said that Suman had opened a fake Facebook account in the name of Aryan and used to flirt with girls through this. His girlfriend Mousumi found out this on Saturday afternoon when the two were out on a dating.

This triggered a discord between them. On returning home Saturday evening, Mousumi fought with Suman over the phone till late into the night. At one point, she threatened suicide if Suman does not mend his ways.

The teenage boy did not succumb and this made the Mousumi pull out a scarf to hang herself. She made a Facebook video call to Suman to make him witness this. The boy at once closed Facebook for fearing of getting into trouble. But he neither raise an alarm nor phoned the girl to deter her.

Mousumi was found dead at her Sonarpur Baidyapara residence on Sunday morning. Her Facebook was still turned on.