Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Six minors injured in quarrel over mobile game Free Fire

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In Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, alias Aurangabad city of Maharashtra, two group of minors clashed with each other with sharp weapons on Sunday over INR 100 won by one of the group members in online mobile game ‘Free Fire’.

According to a report from Times of India, the incident occurred in the Motibagh neighbourhood and have left six people injured. Three of them are said to have serious injuries and are currently admitted at various hospitals across the city.

“So far, the probe has revealed that most of the attackers were minors. We have identified and detained four of them. They were presented before the child welfare committee and have been sent to a remand home,” said additional superintendent of police Rahul Khade.

According to a complaint made by 17-year-old student named Shaikh Atif, Kadim Jalna police detained two named suspects and about eight unnamed suspects on suspicion of attempted murder, voluntarily causing grievous injury, unlawful assembly, rioting, criminal intimidation, intentionally insulting someone to cause them to break the peace, and other offences listed in the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The officer investigating the case, assistant inspector Devidas Sonawale said, “It has come to light that the victim and the key suspect became friends while playing a mobile-based online game.” Atif and suspect are both labelled as good gamers and recently placed a bet of INR 100 to see who is better.

“It is being claimed that the victim lost the bet. After Atif failed to pay the money to the suspect teen, the latter along with his friends attacked him,” the assistant inspector added. Minors taking committing crimes like these are one of the major reason PUBG Mobile and BGMI was banned in the first place.