Gujarat: 10 held for playing PUBG in Rajkot
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Mumbai: Teen boy hangs himself after parents refused new phone for playing PUBG

Recent highly trending game PUBG has gripped the country for some time, with every now and then the news popping about the adverse effect of the game on children’s mind.

In a recent report, an 18-year-old boy, a resident of Kurla’s Nehru Nagar area of Mumbai, allegedly hung himself after he had an argument with his family members over buying a new mobile phone for playing PUBG game.

The boy took the extreme step when he demanded that he wanted a high-end smartphone costing around Rs 37,000 to play the online game.

According to the local police, Nadeem Sheikh, worked as a sales executive at a company and lived with his wife, a kid, brother, and mother.

The elder brother of Nadeem had offered him Rs 20,000 after much argument. After the argument, close to 2 AM the family went to sleep, leaving Nadeem playing games on his phone. When the brother  got up at 4 AM to go to washroom, he found Nadeem’s body hung at the ceiling.

Also read: Gujarat Govt battles against PUBG, asks schools to ban students from playing the game

The report state that an accidental death case has been registered by the police.

There have been several instances where a ban on the game has been called but as of right now the game is freely available for everyone to download. An 11-year old had filed a PIL with the Maharashtra High Court after his letter calling for a ban on the game got no response from the authorities.

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