PUBG Mobile has gained tremendous popularity in the last one year and has become a rage among scores of people across the globe. However, with all this popularity, PUBG Mobile has also gained some criticism, primarily for being addictive to the extent that it has had negative effects on the way people normally lead their lives.
A recent report claimed that a man in Malaysia deserted his pregnant wife and son because of the game. And now, another horrifying news about the game has surfaced in India. A man named Rajbar based out of Maharashtra was playing PUBG Mobile when his smartphone’s battery completely drained. When he asked his fiancée’s brother for a charger, the latter couldn’t find it soon enough.
The man got so enraged over the delay that he reportedly took a knife and attacked his would-be brother-in-law Om Bavdhankar, who is seriously injured and is currently being treated in the hospital.
We should mention the incident first happened on February 7 and an attempt to murder case was filed against the accused on February 14 at Kolshewadi police station. However, it has started circulating in media reports now.
Currently, the case is being investigated and the police are going through statements of witnesses to be sure of the reason behind this behaviour to make sure there wasn’t any psychological issue involved. The police have not yet arrested Rajbar.
We should mention that this isn’t the only negative case regarding PUBG that has surfaced online. The state government of Gujarat has directed all the primary schools of the state to ban PUBG within the school premises. The Jammu and Kashmir student association and medical doctor’s body has also asked for a ban on the game because it contributed to the poor performance of students in the recent board exams.
Furthermore, an 11-year old has filed a Public Interest Litigation in Bombay High Court urging Maharashtra and the union central government to prohibit PUBG Mobile and other similar games in the country. The PIL highlights that the game promotes violence and unethical behaviour, which may affect the mental health of a person playing the game for a prolonged period of time.