Madhya Pradesh: Government Acts Against Online Game Free Fire, After 13 Year Old Kid Suicides
| Tuesday | 3rd August, 2021
The state government takes legal action against the online shooting game Free Fire.
After a shocking incident of a 13-year-old kid killed himself on the lure of online games, the state government has taken a step against the game. The government has filed a police case against the developers of the game Free Fire.
The teen boy, a Class VI student who ended his life last Friday, had left behind a suicide note in which he stated that he was taking this extreme step after losing Rs 40,000 in an online game called `Free Fire`, police had said.
"A sad incident took place over the Free Fire game in Chhatarpur. An FIR has been registered against the company which developed this game.
Superintendents of police across the state have been directed to take action against the developers of such addictive games, which are disorientating the young generation and playing with their lives. We have sought the state Law department`s opinion to initiate legal action against such companies," Mishra told reporters.
The child who ended his life, in his suicide note, had sought forgiveness from his mother for withdrawing Rs 40,000 from her UPI account and losing it in `Free Fire` sessions, police had said.
Incidentally, a 12-year-old boy had ended his life in Dhana in Sagar district in January after his father took away his mobile phone over the former`s addiction to the `Free Fire` game.
Free Fire is a shooter survival game based on the `last man standing concept in which players have to search for weapons to eliminate other participants.
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