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TTV Dhinakaran calls for ordinance to ban online gaming in TN

- July 17, 2022

Chennai, July 17 (BPNS)

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) general secretary and nephew of former AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala, TTV Dhinakaran has called for the state government to bring out an ordinance to ban online games in Tamil Nadu.

In a social media post on Sunday, the AMMK leader said that recently a policeman had committed suicide at Coimbatore after losing heavily in an online rummy game. He asked the government how many lives need to be lost before an ordinance is brought to ban online games.

The AMMK general secretary also said that the government had constituted a panel that had given a report and asked, “When are they going to find a solution to this.?”

It is to be noted that several people have died due to suicide after heavy losses in online rummy games including women and youngsters. A police constable, Kalimuthu (28) who was attached to the Coimbatore reserve police force committed suicide by firing from an SLR gun on Friday and passed away during the early hours of Saturday. His relatives and friends had alleged that the cop had around 20 lakh rupees as debt which he had taken from some people to square off the debts incurred in online rummy games.