VIJAYAWADA: A 16-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping in front of a train after his father chided him for neglecting studies and playing mobile games on his phone. The incident took place at Tenali town in Guntur district.
The deceased was identified as Sheikh Abdul Ghafoor, a Class IX student and a resident of CM Colony in Tenali town.
According to Tenali Government Railway Police sub-inspector Venkatadri, the incident took place on Monday morning and came to light on Tuesday after locals found his body near the tracks. Cops said that they had received a complaint from his father about the boy going missing after he did not return from school.
Cops later confirmed that the body found at the railway tracks was Ghafoor’s. Investigation revealed that the boy was depressed after his father chided him for constantly playing games on his cellphone. The boy seemed to be addicted to the notoriously popular mobile game, PUBG.
A case was registered under Section 174 of CrPC (unnatural death) at Tenali Railway police station.