Cop falls into debt trap for online rummy games, ends life

 
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Chennai: The online Rummy game was responsible for the suicide of a 29-yer-old policeman attached to Coimbatore Armed City Force, said the family members of the cop. The policeman Kalimuthu had borrowed more than Rs 20 lakh from his relatives and friends and fell into debt trap. The policeman had promised to repay his lenders the money he owed as early as possible, but he could not meet the deadline.

Officials said that 32 government departments had opened their stalls to display their products and schemes in an exhibition at Gandhipuram, Coimbatore. The police stall at the exhibition was displaying its weapons in the stall and Kalimuthu was on duty. On Friday afternoon he was alone on duty and he took an SLR gun from the display and shot himself in the abdomen.

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A senior police officer attached to the Coimbatore city police said that the bullet went through the abdomen and came out through his back. His colleagues who rushed to the spot after hearing the gunshot saw Kalimuthu lying in a pool of blood and he was rushed to a private hospital in Coimbatore where doctors carried out surgery. The bullet had damaged his kidney and he did not respond to medicines and succumbed to his injuries early Saturday morning

Most of political parties and social organizations demanded a ban on online rummy games which led to the death of several people across the world.