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PUBG Mobile Addiction: 20 Year Old Boy From Telangana Dies While Playing The Battle Royale Game (Update)

According to a report, the young boy has been constantly playing the game for the last 45 days and suffered serious neck pain.


Updated:March 27, 2019, 11:39 AM IST
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PUBG Mobile Addiction: A 20 Year Old Boy From Telangana Died While Playing the Game, Here is The Reason
PUBG Mobile Addiction: A 20 Year Old Boy From Telangana Died While Playing the Game, Here is The Reason

Public outcry against PUBG Mobile has been rising in India along with growing concerns over video game addiction. Now, according to a report on the internet, a 20-year-old youngster from Jagitial, Telangana died while playing the game.

According to a report, the young boy was constantly playing the game for the last 45 days and suffered serious neck pain. The boy was taken to a hospital in Hyderabad where he died while undergoing treatment. Reports suggest that he played the game at a long stretch due to which the nerves in his neck were completely damaged.

In a recent PUBG addiction case, a young boy failed in his first year pre-university exam after he wrote how to play the game in his answer sheet. The boy who had secured distinction in his SSLC exam last year got addicted to the online game, eventually losing track of his studies.

In another case, a 15-year-old boy has been reported missing since March 11 who, according to the father, is a great PUBG player and was brainwashed by his teammates to leave his home. The missing minor, Abhinav, is a Class X student, and his father, Rajesh Kumar Jayant, teaches at a government school in Delhi. The father has alleged that Ghaziabad police are not helping locate his son. SP (city) Shlok Kumar said, “The preliminary investigation has revealed that the boy was chatting with someone on the game PUBG and his last messages said that he would continue the chat using a different screen name. Further investigations are underway.”

Update:  According to a report by TOI, Dr Raj Kiran, an anesthesiologist at Bristlecone Hospitals, Barkatpura who treated Sagar confirmed that Sagar’s unfortunate demise had absolutely no connection with PUBG MOBILE or any other game. Sagar’s roommate, Harish Palkurthi, also confirmed that the 15 second video was shot by his college friends. He goes on to say, “They were just trying to make him laugh and relieve some of his pain. Sadly, it went viral and now everyone thinks he died because of playing PUBG. That’s not true”

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