Odisha boy ends life after losing in online game

Nayagarh: A teenage boy allegedly ended his life after losing in an online mobile phone game at Patharapunji village under Ranpur block of Odisha’s Nayagarh district. The deceased has been identified as Manoranjan Sarangi (19).

According to reports, Manoranjan used to play ‘Free Fire’ on his mobile phone and had become addicted to the online game. He was upset for the last few days as he lost to other players in the game.

On January 15 evening, he took the extreme step of consuming pesticide at a forest near his house. Later, he returned home and complained of stomach ache and chest pain.

He was initially admitted to the Ranpur Hospital and later shifted to Bhubaneswar for better treatment. However, he breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital, yesterday.

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