Madhya Pradesh Police Case Against Free Fire Of Online Gaming Company After Teenager Ends His Life After Losing Rs 40,000


The boy on the left claimed to have lost 40,000 rupees in the online game “Free Fire”, police said. (Representative)


The Madhya Pradesh government has filed a complaint with the police against the developers of an online game after a 13-year-old boy committed suicide in Chhatarpur district last week over financial loss, said Monday the Minister of the Interior of the State, Narottam Mishra.

The teenager, a class VI student who ended his life last Friday, left behind a suicide note in which he claimed to have lost 40,000 rupees in an online game called ‘Free Fire’, said the police announced.

“A sad incident took place during the Free Fire game in Chhatarpur. An FIR was registered against the company that developed this game. Police superintendents across the state have been ordered to take action against them. developers of these addicting games, which confuse the younger generation and play with their lives. We have sought the advice of the state legal department to initiate legal action against such companies, “Mishra told reporters.

Rajesh Banjare, head of the civilian lines police station in Chhatarpur, said on Monday that an FIR under Article 305 (incitement to suicide of a child) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the company which developed “Free Fire” and the help of the cyber cell was taken to focus on the monetary transactions in the business.

The self-extinguishing child, in his suicide note, had asked his mother for forgiveness for withdrawing 40,000 rupees from his UPI account and losing it in “free fire” sessions, the police said. police.

Incidentally, a 12-year-old boy ended his life in Dhana, Sagar district, in January after his father confiscated his cell phone due to his addiction to the game “Free Fire”.

Free Fire is a survival shooter based on the concept of the ‘last man standing’ in which players must search for weapons to eliminate the other participants.

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