Minor Boy ‘Hangs Self’ Over Online Gaming!

Bhubaneswar: A 12-year-old boy of Kharvel Nagar area in the state capital allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling of the room.

The deceased, Jashobant Routray, a Class VII student, was studying in a private English medium school in Cuttack staying in his uncle’s house. He had come to his house here recently.

As per reports, on Sunday night, Jashobant along with one of his friends were busy playing online games till late. Yesterday morning, he was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in the house. He was rushed to Capital Hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.

Though family members of the deceased have not provided any exact reason behind the suicide, they claimed that the child used to remain quite most of the time. Hence, it is suspected that he was under mental pressure due to excess online gaming or betting.

Kharvel Nagar police have registered an unnatural death case and sent the body for post-mortem.