Chhatarpur: A 13-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself to death in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, leaving behind a purported suicide note, which said that he was taking the step after losing Rs 40,000 in an online game, police said on Saturday (July 31).
The Class 6 student, son of a pathology lab owner, ended his life at his residence here on Friday afternoon, police said.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shashank Jain said that the boy left behind a suicide note.
“In the note, the boy, who studied in a private school, sought apology from his mother and said that he is committing suicide due to depression. It mentioned that he had withdrawn Rs 40,000 from her UPI account and wasted the money on ‘Free Fire’ game,” he said.
The minor took the drastic step when his mother, a nurse working with the state health department, had gone to the district hospital and his father was also not at home.
After getting an alert on her phone about the financial transaction from her account, the boy’s mother had called and scolded him for it.
The boy then locked himself inside a room and later his elder sister found that he was not opening the door and informed her parents about it.
When the door of the room was broken open, the boy was found hanging from the ceiling fan using a scarf, police said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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