Actor Shyam Private Gambling and Student death due to online gamblingSivaranjani Soundararaj (Author) Published Date : Jul 28, 2020 15:35 IST
CoronaVirus has led many youngsters and adults to indulge in gambling activities full time. A final year undergraduate Nithish Kumar of Chennai who lost money through an internet game has committed suicide. The boy has been working in a tattoo shop due to CoVid holidays of colleges. Police told that the graduate had taken Rs 20,000 from his working place and committed suicide after losing it in an internet game.
The issue sparked when the boy did not return home after work and the father during the search found him dead in the workplace itself. Moreover, to clear the reason, the boy himself wrote a letter stating the loss of money and claims that his addiction to the game made him to commit suicide. The boy then asked sorry in the letter to his parents, lover and owner of the workplace for his act.
Justice Pugalendi of the Madurai High Court today, July 24, asked the State and central governments to ban online money based gambling like Rummy.
Shyam and 13 others have been charged for private gambling in his apartment. Thirteen people, including popular actor Shyam, have been arrested by the police for gambling in Nungambakkam in Chennai. Investigators also found cards used for gambling from a flat owned by the actor.
Based on the hint of gambling, police rushed to the site where they caught the actors, including Shyam playing cards at night. The police seized the cards and money. Also, 13 of them were taken to the police station for enquiry.
On investigation, the actors admitted that several directors, producers and businessmen were involved in the regular gambling of Shyam's house which is a full time private gambling casino in the CoVid times.
Actor Shyam Private Gambling and Student death due to online gambling