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A woman in Tamil Nadu has found her husband, who had abandoned her three years ago via TikTok. The incident, according to The News Minute, occurred in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. The woman named Jayapradha has found her husband Suresh on TikTok after three years. The report states that Suresh left home for work in 2017 and did not return. Jayapradha inquired with Suresh’s friends and filed a police complaint when she did not get any leads. Also Read - PUBG death, TikTok suicide: How to fight against digital addiction
According to IndianExpress, an FIR was filed listing Suresh as a ‘missing person’ but there was no development in the case. Jayapradha’s relatives reportedly stumbled upon a video on TikTok, in which a man was recognized being similar to Suresh. The video showed a man with a transwoman, believed to be his friend. The relatives immediately alerted Jayapradha and showed her the TikTok video. She confirmed that the person in the video is indeed her husband. She alerted the officials at the Villupuram police station.
The officials traced Suresh to Hosur with the help of a trans persons association in Villupuram. The police told TNM that Suresh has been living with his mother in Hosur after disappearing from Villupuram. He reportedly fled to Hosur and had settled down as a mechanic in a tractor company. The police said that they counselled the couple and sent them home. “We asked him whether he wanted to go back to his wife and kids. He agreed. Therefore, we sent the couple back,” the policeman said.