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NEW DELHI: It was virtual friendship on Facebook that turned deadly in real life.
A 45-year-year bored Indian housewife from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh befriended a 22-year-old jobless man from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Facebook.
A mother of three, the woman pretended that she is a young woman and to look young she used the photo of a film actress in her profile.
After dating for three years on Facebook, when they met face to face this Friday, the man found that he has been cheated by the woman as she turned out to be a middle-aged mother of three. He shot her dead and then tried to commit suicide. He died in hospital later, according to the Times of India. “She kept me in dark all along,’’ he said repeatedly before he died.
Police said the man – Vineet Singh – shot dead the woman – Jyoti Kori – met near a waterfall – which is a picnicking spot in Jabalpur.
Her husband, who is a clerk in irrigation department, and three children had no clues that she was dating this man on Facebook.
The woman left her home by telling her family that she was going to spend two days at her mother’s place. And the young man left his home in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, telling his family that he was going to Delhi in search of a job.