Mother Of 3 Found Dead After Receiving Hateful Comments On Her TikTok Account

Many comments found on Shashikala Nadarajah's TikTok account were contemptuous in nature, mocking the way she pronounced a luxury brand name and body shaming her.

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A Malaysian mother and TikTok content creator was found dead at her home in Subang Jaya, Selangor, after being a victim of cyberbullying for months on TikTok

According to Sinar Daily, the mother of three was believed to have died by suicide yesterday morning, 7 August.

Shashikala Nadarajah was 44 years old and had a TikTok account with over 32,400 followers.

Her first post on TikTok was published on 23 March and the account has accumulated more than 389,000 likes since then.

It is understood that Shashikala often shared videos of her luxury handbags and tips on how to take care of them. The 44-year-old was also vocal about topics concerning sexual harassment and homeschooling.

Image via Sinar Daily

Currently, the cause of death is yet to be determined, and the police told the news portal that the post-mortem will be carried out today, 8 August

Rose Veronica, the founder of Veron Academy and also a TikTok user, claimed that Sashikala's death was due to cyberbullying.

Rose was seen crying in a video while she revealed the tragic news to her 70,000 followers.

"Sashikala is no more. Her kids said that their mother could not tolerate the hateful comments on her TikTok account," Sinar Daily quoted her as saying.

"I couldn't imagine in what state she was in to make such a drastic decision."

At the time of writing, many netizens have flocked to her TikTok account to express their condolences

Sashikala's last post was published three days ago and it was about how she started homeschooling her three daughters using the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus.

It is believed that her children are in secondary school.

Sashikala often responded to netizens' comments by creating a video out of them, a feature on TikTok. Many of them were contemptuous in nature, mocking the way she pronounced a brand name and accusing her of being a show-off with the handbags she had.

Some comments she responded to also questioned how she could shed light on certain issues and expect people to support her stance. The last few videos she posted were about women's issues.

One comment even asked her the purpose of posting videos of herself dancing at home while body shaming her at the same time.

Many supportive followers urged Sashikala to ignore such hateful comments, but she once said in a response that it was part of her individuality to speak out against them as she did not like people talking ill about her.

Image via TikTok

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