Actress Vijayalakshmi uploaded a video to her Facebook account on 26 July, Sunday, stating that it would be her last video, indicating an attempt to die by suicide after alleging harassment and bullying on social media by the followers of Naam Thamizhar party leader Seeman, and Panangattu Padai’s Hari Nadar. She has since been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai and is currently undergoing treatment.

Vijayalakshmi, who has been vocal about her views opposing Seeman, said in her video that she was reportedly being subjected to extreme online harassment and mental torture by his followers, which was prompting her to end her life.

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What Does Vijayalakshmi Say In Her Video?

The Facebook post by Vijayalakshmi now stands deleted. In the video, she said, “This is my last video and I have been in tremendous stress in the last four months because of Seeman and his party men. I tried my level best to survive all these days because of my mother and sister, but I have been humiliated in the media by Hari Nadar recently,” The Indian Express quoted.

Adding, “As a woman, I have put up with it to my highest capabilities. I won’t be able to handle the pressure anymore…You slut-shamed me to make me feel the pain and it is up to me to decide on what to do after facing such insults from you.”

Citing unbearable mental stress, the actor admitted, “I have already taken a couple of my BP tablets, so in some time I will suffer from low blood pressure and in a few hours I will be dead… My death should be a big eye-opener to everyone. I don’t want to be a slave to anybody,” as quoted by India Today.

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Vijayalakshmi Admits Being Bullied

The Indian Express reported that Vijayalakshmi was also making headlines recently for “speaking against Seeman and the torture she was allegedly facing from the actor-turned-politician and his party.” The actor, who has appeared in popular Tamil films Friends and Meesaya Murukku, said, “I would like to tell fans who are watching the video just because I was born in Karnataka, Seeman has tortured me a lot.”

Vijayalakshmi is of Sri Lankan-Tamil descent and said that she was bullied and slut-shamed because of her identity. TOI quoted her as saying, “I am from the Pillai community, the same community LTTE leader Prabhakaran is part of. Prabhakaran is the only reason Seeman is who he is today, but now he has been harassing me on social media continuously.”

She demanded the arrest of both politicians and asked her fans, “not to let Seeman get away from this case. He should never get anticipatory bail.”

Tanvi Akhauri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV. 

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