The Covid19 shutdown has resulted in many artists being unable to work since it has hampered the production of TV episodes and films. People have also suffered from depression as a result of this. Suvo Chakraborty, a Bengali TV actor, committed suicide after being depressed due to his inability to get work. On June 8, the actor took sleeping tablets during a Facebook live session, which frightened his followers. He stated that he has been unemployed since August 2020, which is why he has chosen to take his own life. According to reports, a Livestream user alerted local authorities, who located him down and saved him.
Suvo captioned the 10-minute long video of his Facebook Live as ‘I quit.’ He was seen playing guitar, singing songs while taking the pills at intervals during the Livestream. He said, “Every household has this problem. My mother will say my son is unemployed at 31. My father died last year and we are living on pension money. When one is depressed, they don’t feel like living. I am not doing this just for show. I am really swallowing sleeping pills slowly.”
He added, “I don’t know, jumping from the roof, cutting my hand, I don’t like all this. Finally, I found sleeping pills. Those who have high blood pressure have chances of getting a cardiac arrest.”
He concluded his Live by saying, “Let’s see what happens, if I am alive, I will make another video,” after finishing the entire strip of sleeping pills. Speaking to TOI, a police official said, “We consider such matters very seriously. Yesterday night we got call from a Facebook user about the incident and rushed to help. He is safe. We spoke with Suvo’s sister too.”
Suvo Chakraborty has been in the television shows Mangal Chandi and Manasa. Mangal Chandi is a mythical play in which Adrija Auddy Roy, Sreyasri Roy, Shamik Chakraborty, and Nabanita Malakar also star.