BAHAWALNAGAR: An eighth-grade student allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself after his parents refused to buy him a smartphone in Fort Abbas here on Tuesday night.
According to police sources, 17-yearold Atif Munir of Chak 213/9R had been demanding a new smartphone to play PUBG games for the past few days, however, his parents assured him of buying it after he cleared his 8th board exam withgood marks.
On Tuesday night, the boy again asked his parents to get him a smartphone and threatened to end his life when they turned down his demand. Later, the boy locked himself in a room and shot himself with his father`s gun.
He was rushed to the Fort Abbas THQ hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police said the family had buried the body without going through medico-legal formalities.