Koraput: A 12-year-old boy was allegedly killed by two of his friends following a dispute over playing ‘Free Fire’ mobile phone game in Odisha’s Koraput district, yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Lulu Bhoi (12) of Mastiput village under Koraput Town police limits. He was a class-VII student.
According to reports, Lulu and his two friends were playing the game on a mobile phone near a school in the locality. As he lost the game, his two friends told him to give them the device so that they could play the game further.
However, a heated exchange of words erupted between the three over the matter. It took a violent turn as the two crushed Lulu’s head with stone, killing him on the spot. Later, the duo dumped the body near a river.
The deceased’s family members spotted the body today and informed the police. Cops reached the spot along with a scientific team, recovered the body for post-mortem and started an investigation.
The two accused have been detained by police for question.