Who is Esha? Malaysian Influencer Cyberbullying Case in Detail

Esha Suicide Case
Esha Suicide Case

Indo-Malaysian social media personality Ms. Rajeswary Appahu, popularly known as Esha, committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Authorities in Malaysia have arrested a 35-year-old woman after Esha was found dead at her home following days of online bullying. This incident has sparked widespread outrage and drawn attention to the issue of cyberbullying in the country.

Who is Esha? What Happened To Her?

On July 5th, Indian-Malaysian social media personality Ms. Rajeswary Appahu, popularly known as Esha, was found deceased in her home at the age of 30.

Esha was well-known for her positive beauty content on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. She was also actively involved in religious activities and had organized events at the Malaysian Murugan Temple.

The day before she committed suicide, Esha had filed a police report at the Dang Wangi police station in Kuala Lumpur, expressing concerns about potential sexual assault and homicide. She had identified two individuals in her report, alleging cyberbullying and harassment on TikTok, including threats and vulgarities during a live session.

Reports indicate that Ms. Rajeswary had faced harassment online, with authorities receiving multiple reports about the cyberbullying she experienced. A TikTok user had reported threats made against her on the platform. In response, the police arrested a 35-year-old woman in connection with the case, and investigations are ongoing under relevant legal provisions.

Malaysia Minister Fahmi Fadzil:

Malaysia’s Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil announced that the issue of cyberbullying on social platforms will be presented to the Cabinet, highlighting the need to prevent such harmful behavior from becoming invested in society.

He also reached the family and consoled them and on his X account, he wrote regarding this, "mother's heart breaks when she sees her daughter's lifeless body.

Rajeswary Appahu, 29 years old, took his own life after she was believed to be depressed due to being bullied by some individuals with ugly comments on TikTok.

In addition, the issue of cyberbullying on social media platforms will be presented at the Cabinet meeting next Friday to find the best solution, covering legal and enforcement aspects."

This tragic incident has sparked important discussions about the need to address cyberbullying and ensure online safety in Malaysia.