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Upset after losing Rs 40,000 in ‘Free Fire’ game, 13-year-old boy hangs self to death


A 13-year-old boy allegedly ended his own life in Madhya Pradesh after he lost Rs 40,000 while playing an online game. The boy, who was a resident of Chhatarpur district, penned down a suicide note before taking the drastic step. Reportedly, the boy lost the money while playing the online game – Free Fire.

In the suicide note, the boy apologised to his parents and confessed to spending Rs 40,000 from his mother’s bank account. In the note, the teenager revealed that he had been depressed over losing the money.
Teen’s mother reprimanded him for spending money on Free Firre


Superintendent of police (SP), Chhatarpur, Sachin Sharma said that the boy’s father runs a pathology lab while his mother works in Chhatarpur district hospital’s pathology department. On Friday, the boy’s mother was at work when she received a notification.

The notification stated that a transaction of Rs 1,500 had been done from her bank account, Hindustan Times reported. The woman then called her son and chided him for spending money on the online game. Following this, the 13-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself to death.

The teen’s elder sister saw him hanging and alerted their parents. The boy was taken to a district hospital where he was declared brought dead. During the probe, the cops recovered the suicide note where the boy had revealed the reason for the step.

The police have launched a probe to ascertain if the boy had been willingly spending money on the online game or if he was being threatened by someone else for the same. (Agency inputs)