An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself after having an argument with his family about buying a new mobile phone to play PUBG Mobile.
The teenager, who resided in the Kurla area of Nehru Nagar in Mumbai, took an extreme step when he demanded that he want a high-end smartphone that cost around Rs. 37,000 to play the game online.
However, the young man’s family refused to pay attention to his claim and argued that the child will not receive a mobile phone, no more than Rs. 20,000, the police said.
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Feeling distressed, the teenager took a rope and allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in the kitchen of his residence.
The police have recorded a case of accidental death and additional investigations are under way.
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The mobile or PlayerUnknown battlefield is an online multiplayer game in which about 100 players face off in “Battle Royale” mode, where the only survivor is victorious.
There have been calls to ban the game, as it is “addictive” and there have been claims of links to poor student scores on the exams.
Recently, an 11-year-old student filed a petition through his mother requesting that the Mumbai High Court ban PUBG Mobile as it “promotes violence, aggression and cyberbullying.”