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Gaming addiction leads to death of teenager in Bhubaneswar

4/05/2021 at 11:55 AM

Bhubaneswar, May 4: In a shocking incident, a Class-VIII student allegedly ended his life by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room at Satyanagar locality in Bhubaneswar late on Monday night.

Though the exact reason behind his death is yet to known, it is being suspected that the online game challenges has claimed the life of the boy

The deceased has been identified as Jaswant Routaray, son of Dilip Routaray of Rajkumar slum in Satyanagar locality.

According to police, the parents of the student had given him a mobile phone for online study purposes during the Covid-19. The boy had dinner yesterday night and went to bed.

As he was late getting up, the family members knocked the door. After numerous attempts to open the door, they were forced to break into the room and found Jaswant hanging from ceiling for the room.

Being informed, Police reached the spot and recovered the body.

Meanwhile, the police started investigation into the matter but are yet to find the game he was playing.

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