Man Commits Suicide After Wife Refuses To Give Up TV Remote

Have you ever had a disagreement with someone over what to watch on TV? It's the kind of thing that can drive a massive wedge between two individuals for the pettiest reasons, but if you're someone who takes TV VERY seriously, it might not feel petty at all.


Maybe you wanted to curl up on the couch with your partner and catch the latest episode of The Walking Dead, only to have them look at you like you have two heads, and then demand that you join them for yet another episode of The Big Bang Theory (for some reason).

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OR, maybe you had your PVR full of episodes of NCIS to catch up on, only to find out that SOMEONE decided to delete them in favor of an entire run of Kitchen Nightmares. How would that make you feel?


Well, apparently man in Bhopal, India was so upset by his wife's refusal to share the TV remote, that he made a pretty permanent decision about what to do about it...

Shankar Vishwakarma, a 30-plus-year-old man from the Ashoka Garden area in Bhopal, was apparently fighting with his wife over the TV remote, which she refused to give up to him.

“When he asked for the TV remote, his wife refused and told him that he should take a rest instead. He went into another room and hanged himself from the ceiling,” the responding police officer said.


According to The Hindustan Times, "when his wife went into the room after sometime she found her husband’s body hanging from the ceiling. “She immediately called other family members and later police were informed about the incident,” [said the officer.]"

An investigation has been launched into the potential reason for the mental state that caused Vishwakarma to take his own life, as it seems unlikely that a simple dispute over a TV remote would cause this.

Do you think not being able to change the channel is worth committing suicide over?