Video sharing platform TikTok, which was banned for a brief period in India, has helped a local woman find her husband who had gone missing three years ago.
Police said that a Tamil man had fled his home in 2016 to live with a transgender woman. They were only able to catch him when a relative of his (former) wife identified him dancing with another person on TikTok.
The wife approached police with a request to set off a search for her ‘missing’ husband. The complaint was filed three years back.
The man, identified as Suresh, was found in Hosur – a southern state of Tamil Nadu some 200 km away from Viluppuram where his wife lived. There, he had been living with a transgender woman.
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Police said they ‘counseled’ the couple, and they are now back together.
“We contacted a transgender organization in the district who were able to help us identify the transgender woman in the photo,” police told BBC Tamil.
TikTok is a very popular video application in India with a userbase of around 120 million. In April, the app was banned on the orders of a local court in Tamil Nadu. The court feared that the app was spreading pornography in the country. However, the ban was lifted a week later.