Assam: 12-year-old boy’s online gambling addiction costs his parents Rs 19 lakh
A 12 year old boy from Assam’s online gambling addiction took a toll on his parents as they lost Rs 19 lakh from their bank account.
Class 7 student from Sivasagar district in Assam is said to have siphoned off Rs 19 lakh from his mother’s bank account to buy online gaming equipment after being tricked by a 20-year-old boy and two other than he had met on the online gambling platform.
Police arrested the four and registered a case (No. 1114/2021) under IPC section 420/406 at Sivasagar police station.
According to reports, the child used his mother’s cell phone for his online lessons, but spent as much time as possible playing the game online.
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Sivasagar District Police said that on September 18 the mother of the child filed a complaint and said about Rs 19 lakh had been withdrawn from her bank account between August 4 and September 17. During the police investigation, it was revealed that the four people used the amount to purchase gaming equipment online.
Sivasagar District Police Superintendent (SP) Rakesh Roushan told India Today TV by phone that they used the proceeds to purchase gaming equipment online.
“We arrested all four people, including the 20-year-old boy. Our investigation is open, ”said Rakesh Roushan.
The 20-year-old has been identified as Nipuraj Gogoi.
According to Sivasagar District Police, Nipuraj Gogoi put the 12-year-old boy in confidence and collected his mother’s bank details via WhatsApp.
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In addition to purchasing online gaming equipment, the miner had also purchased two cell phones, including an iPhone with the help of Gogoi. The boy’s parents became suspicious after seeing two expensive phones.
Sivasagar District Police arrested Nipuraj Gogoi and three other people and brought them to court.
A lawyer said the 12-year-old boy met three other people, including the 20-year-old, on the online gambling platform and they siphoned around Rs 19 lakh from the boy’s mother’s bank account .
“During a police investigation, it was revealed that the amount had been transferred to Gogoi’s account and had purchased game equipment and other things. We have filed a petition in court for the three minors, ”said the lawyer.