‘Depressed’ for months after ban on online game, teenaged boy from Bihar ends life
A teenaged boy from Bihar’s East Lohanipur ended his life allegedly as he had been depressed over the ban on online games, including Players Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG). The boy, who is said to be around 16-years-old hanged himself to death on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Aryan Kumar. Kumar used to stay at a flat in Ram Vilas Enclave in East Lohanipur with his sister and parents. Around a month ago, several apps including PUBG were banned by the Indian government after tensions on the border tightened with China.
Kumar’s family alleged that he was addicted to playing PUBG on his smartphone. Allegedly, he had been depressed after the ban and had stopped speaking to people.
Boy found hanging inside the bedroom
On Saturday, the boy did not answer the door of the bedroom, following which, his parents made an attempt to break open the door, The Times of India reported. When the door opened, the family was shocked to see the teenaged boy hanging from the ceiling fan.
The family then called the police and they reached the spot. The SHO said that the teenager had not left behind any suicide note. He had used a piece of cloth as a noose for hanging himself.
The boy’s family said that he had not stepped out of his home and had rarely interacted with friends as he kept playing games on his mobile phones. The deceased teen’s father ruled out foul play from the incident. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after the post-mortem.