Government Body files FIR against Free Fire, after 13 year old boy commits suicide

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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.

The in-game that can be purchased with real money. These include items like guns and skins which provide different looks for your avatar as well as other gaming goods such the ability to change character genders. There are also numerous tournaments requiring an entry fee; however no one knows where all of these dollars went because there’s not really any advertising outside social media platforms like Twitter .

Many times boys get trapped into the scams and cyber cell helps to track down culprits who may have helped finance children through these online games.

The above passage discusses how there are various ways adolescents can lose money while playing video-games such as “Freefire”. These activities were considered criminal by law until 2008 when they became punishable only after death occurred during gameplay sessions. The govt faced such challenges with the online battle royale games in India like PUBG or Freefire. They are highly addictive and kids use their parents money to buy the virtual items.

The gaming are also making strict rules to avoid such things. Now they added the parental control settings and time restricted gaming for kids.


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