According to a report from NDTV, the Madhya Pradesh government filed a police complaint against Garena Free Fire developers. The report was made after a boy aged 13 ended his life in Chhatarpur. The boy, a student in Class VI, stated in a note left behind that he had lost Rs. 40,000 in Garena’s online battle royale, Free Fire.
The report states that the boy committed suicide over a loss of Rs 40,000 in Free Fire. Garena has filed a First Information Report (FIR), under section 305 of the Indian Penal Code. This is to report on the abetment or suicide of a child. The cyber cell is also being used by the local police to track down any monetary transactions in this ongoing case.
The note that the child left also stated that he took Rs 40,000 from his mother’s UPI account, and then lost it to Free Fire.
Free Fire is free to play, but it offers players many micro-transactions to purchase skins, guns, and other in-game goods. Apart from this, there are multiple tournaments that require an entry fee to take part. It is unknown where the money went.
To recall, back in January a 12-year-old boy ended his life in Dhana, Sagar district after his father took away his mobile phone due to the child’s addiction to Free Fire.
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