After mercilessly attacking Devika, the boy washed his blood-smeared clothes at a public tap, returned home and slept, revealed the police probe.
PUBG Mobile continues to have an adverse effect on the minds of youngsters, especially after the recent announcement of the ban in the country.
This is the second case from Punjab in a matter of a few days where PUBG Mobile addiction has forced a teenager to steal money.
The 17-year-old would take his father's mobile phone on the pretext of online classes and secretly access the latter's bank accounts to spend money on PUBG.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises video game addiction as an official psychological disorder and has termed it ‘gaming disorder’.
The 12-year old had stolen the money as he had lost a few games while playing with his friends and had given the money to them so they could buy expensive phones.
Twice as many parents said that their teen boy plays video games every day compared to parents of teen girls.
A report published post his death by a local police station has stated that the cause of death was likely over-excitement while playing the game.
A local court ruled that the game character be returned to its original owner, and rewarded Rs 9 lakh to the player who bought it at a discounted price.
China is the world's biggest video game market, but the government's restrictions on the gaming industry target online addiction.
According to a new survey, Indian women are hyper-casual mobile gamers, typically spend two hours on their smartphone on free-to-play games and avoid in-app purchases.
In another gruesome incident, a 25-year old took his father's life after a heated argument over playing PUBG.
Another case has been reported where a 17-year old hung himself to death after he was scolded for playing too much PUBG.
The new team deathmatch mode is expected to arrive with the new 0.13.0 update rolls out.
After playing PUBG for six straight hours, a 16-year-old student of class XII named Furqan Qureshi from Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh succumbed to a major cardiac arrest last week and lost his life.
The gaming industry should be worried. The ICD-11 was first announced in June last year, and has now been presented at the World Health Assembly for adoption by member states.
The Indian cricket players including the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami were seen playing the popular game PUBG on their gadgets while waiting to board their flight.
PUBG is originally a PC game but was extended to mobile phones in March 2018 and from that day till this date the game fever hasn’t cooled down.
In the poster, the Facebook user refers to the locality as 'Battleground', says there's 'no one loot their airdrops' and that they 'don't have to mute'!
The PUBG addict married woman played the popular multiplayer online game PUBG Mobile with her partner on a constant basis and wanted to live with her partner.