Minor Commits Suicide After Father Refuse To Give Him Smartphone

Balasore: A 15-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after his father refused to give him a mobile phone over his addiction to an online game. The incident took place at Kuruda village under the Bahanaga block of Balasore district on Saturday.

The deceased minor has been identified as Pikul, son of Susuahnt Hota of the same village.

On this morning, Pikul had taken his father’s mobile phone to play a game. However, his father stopped him and took away his phone from his minor son.

But when repeatedly Pikul’s father turned down his demand, the boy allegedly threatened to end his life. However, the parents did not take the ultimatum seriously.

Later, the minor boy enclosed himself in a room of his house and allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

On being informed about the incident, the local residents rescued him and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

The body was sent for post mortem and later handed over to parents. A case of suspicious death has been registered and the probe is on.

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