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MP: 13-YO boy hangs himself to death after losing Rs 40,000 in Free Fire, Shivraj govt assures action against online games

Monday, 2 August 2021 (15:06 IST)
Bhopal: In the wake of another shocking instance coming to light of an online game leading to the death of a minor, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Monday that he is soliciting the opinion of Law Department officers vis-à-vis legal proceedings against companies creating such software.

Expressing grief over the demise in Chhatarpur District owing to the game ‘Free Fire’, the politician said in the state capital that a first information report has been registered.

“Swift measures shall follow,” he emphasised during an interaction with members of the Fourth Estate.

A 13-year-old boy ended his life in Chhatarpur district after he lost Rs 40,000 while playing online game ‘Free Fire’. (Inputs from UNI)

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