MP minister Narottam Mishra says state will bring law to ban online games

MP minister Narottam Mishra says state will convey legislation to ban on-line video games


The Madhya Pradesh authorities will quickly introduce a laws to ban on-line video games, dwelling minister Narottam Mishra mentioned on Thursday, a day after an 11-year-old boy allegedly died by suicide after dropping 6,000 in an internet sport in Bhopal.

“On-line video games have turn into a critical matter. To ban the video games, we’re bringing a brand new legislation in Madhya Pradesh. The draft is prepared,” Mishra instructed reporters right here.

In August final yr, too, the house minister had introduced a laws to ban on-line video games after a 13-year-old pupil ended his life in Chhatarpur district.

As soon as carried out, Madhya Pradesh will turn into the eighth state in India to ban on-line video games. Earlier, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, Sikkim, Nagaland and Karnataka have banned on-line gaming by bringing in legal guidelines, which have been challenged in courts by gaming firms.

On Wednesday, a category 5 pupil in Bhopal ended his life allegedly after dropping cash in on-line video games, police mentioned.

Further commissioner of police, Sachin Atulkar, mentioned, “No suicide be aware was discovered from the spot however mother and father knowledgeable that the kid was addicted of taking part in an internet sport. He used to play video games on TV as properly on cellular. He was so keen on on-line video games that he himself ordered the sport fighter’s costume on-line.”

His mother and father tried to persuade him to not play on-line video games, the senior officer added.

“When his mother and father deleted the sport from one cell phone, the boy reinstalled it in another cellphone. Within the fee historical past, it was discovered that the kid had spent 6,000 to buy add-on of the sport from his father’s account with out informing them,” mentioned Atulkar.

Police mentioned on Wednesday afternoon the boy hanged himself. He was rushed to a non-public hospital, the place docs declared him introduced useless, the ACP mentioned.

Based on the police, the boy had tried to finish his life about three months in the past as properly however his mom intervened and stopped him.

Additional probe within the case is on, police mentioned.

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