A boy from Assam who had been missing from his home for not being allowed to play online video games by his parents had been rescued by police at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati on Saturday.

The boy who hails from Biswanath Chariali is addicted to online game Free Fire.

The 15-year-old student of Sankardev Sishu Niketan had escaped home on Saturday after his parents denied him from playing online video games.

His parents later filed a complaint of their missing son in the local police station.

After running away from home, the boy reached Guwahati and had gone to the LGBI airport to buy a ticket to travel to Mumbai.

Meanwhile, a police team led by ACP Pranjal Bora who had launched a search operation for the missing boy had managed to rescue him at the airport while he was buying a ticket for travelling to Mumbai.

Online video games have been a craze among youngsters in India and have been keeping them hooked to mobile phones for long hours.

It may be mentioned that in June this year, a 15-year-old boy from Guwahati had committed suicide after being denied to play PUBG by his mother.

The mother had locked away her son’s cell phone in a fit of rage after being fed up of his addiction for playing online video games.

While she was away from home, the boy committed suicide by hanging himself.


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