Bhubaneswar: A 12-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself to death in Kharvel Nagar area of the state capital last night. Prima facie, it is speculated that the minor boy had fallen into the trap of online gaming or betting that encouraged him to take the extreme step.
Jashobant Routray, a Class 8 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.
Sources said the minor boy used to be indulged in mobile phone most of the time. On Sunday night, he and 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.
However, the Kharvel Nagar police have registered an unnatural death case and sent the body for post-mortem. The reason behind the death will be ascertained soon after investigation, said police.