Colombo: A Sri Lankan woman who was irate seeing her husband drunk on Skype committed suicide while the husband was watching her from Qatar on September 29.
The deceased, a resident of Batticaloa Sri Lanka East, had been chatting on Skype with her husband, who is employed in Qatar.
They were arguing over his drinking habit and then she turned the camera, setting it properly so that he could see her committing the act of hanging herself, according to police sources.
It is reported that she had warned him that she would end her life, if he did not give up his habit.
Meanwhile, the husband, on seeing his wife prepare to hang herself, desperately phoned up their relatives in the vicinity of the house. However, by the time the relatives reached the house, she was dead.
Eravur Police, who is investigating the case, contacted the husband in Qatar and has obtained his statement. The police said the couple had been frequently quarrelling on Skype over the husband's drinking problem. The deceased was a mother of one child.