PUBG Mobile is in news once again for wrong reasons. There have been a number of shocking incidents in the country lately where teens allegedly harmed themselves or others because of the popular battle royale game. Such is the addiction of PUBG Mobile. Now, another such incident has been reported about where a 17-year old boy in Jind, Haryana committed suicide after his mother scolded him for playing PUBG and then took his smartphone away.
According to a report by a popular daily, the boy had even dropped out of school after completing his class 10th a year ago. His family has said that after that, he spent most of his time hooked to his smartphone playing the game.
The boy’s father is a policeman and according to him, the boy was often scolded by both him and his wife for dropping out of school and spending so much time playing PUBG Mobile. Speaking to the publication, he said, “I was on duty on Saturday evening when my wife found him playing PUBG in his room and snatched his mobile phone. She found him hanging in the room the next morning.”
While the matter is under investigation, the local police has not as yet received any formal complaint about the appalling incident.
We should mention that this is not the first time when such an incident has taken place. In fact, in the last few months, many such cases of PUBG Mobile addiction have been reported about.
Recently, a report surfaced online that claimed that a 15-year old boy from Thane in Maharashtra allegedly stabbed his older brother to death for scolding him for playing PUBG Mobile. Although his brother was rushed to the hospital, he was declared as brought dead by the doctors.
Some time back, a 16-year-old boy had a cardiac arrest after playing PUBG Mobile for 6 hours at a stretch. While playing PUBG Mobile on his smartphone, the boy shouted “blast it, blast it!” and then suddenly became unresponsive.
Speaking about the incident, the boy’s father said, “He was a very active lad. My son was so engrossed in PUBG game that he played it from Sunday evening to early hours of Monday. He slept for a few hours and after getting up had his breakfast and then played the game for six hours at a stretch. Furkan (the deceased) shouted ‘blast it, blast it’ after his character in the game lost a battle.” Although the boy was immediately taken to the hospital, he could not be saved.