In a shocking incident, a sixteen-year boy died of cardiac arrest after he played a video game on his mobile for a stretch of six hours in Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh.
The boy named Furkan Quereshi a student of class 12 became agitated and started shouting. Later, he collapsed on the floor while playing PUBG game on his mobile phone, told Harun Rashid Quereshi (boy’s father).
The incident took place on May 28 when Furkan and his family were visiting a relative for a marriage function.
His father told that his son was addicted to PUBG and on the day of the incident, he started playing the video game after lunch.
Fiza, the eldest of the two sisters revealed, “He was playing the game while his two years younger sister Fiza too was present in the same room. Furqan suddenly started shouting ‘blast it, blast it’ and ‘Ayan tune mujhe harwa diya aur marwa diya, ab mai tere saath nahi kheloonga’ (Ayan you have made me lose the game and life, I won’t play with you again). He subsequently started complaining of an acute headache and slumped on the bed.”
“On hearing Fiza shout for help we rushed to the room and found Furqan lying unconscious. We rushed him to cardiologist Dr Ashok Jain in Neemuch town, but the doctor declared our son dead on arrival,” said his father.
As per the cardiologist Dr Ashok Jain at whose medical facility, Furqan was rushed in an unconscious state on May 26 evening, “The death was caused possibly by severe cardiac arrest triggered by sudden, but deep shock. It’s quite possible that since the teenager had been playing the game for long hours at a stretch, he could have delved into some kind of syndrome from which it was difficult to come out. The sudden burst of excitement or fear of loss just like what happens to die-hard fans watching a nail-biting soccer match could have caused deep shock leading to the cardiac arrest, which ultimately led to the death.”
“Only two weeks ago, I snatched his cell-phone over his habit of playing the online game which was having a negative effect on his academic and sports activities. He left food for 2-3 days forcing his mother to convince me to return the phone, after which Furqan promised to play the game only for half an hour daily,” said the deceased teenager’s father.
In deep shock after only son’s death, Haroon Rashid Qureshi demanded that the game be banned.