16 Year Old Boy Dies After Playing PUBG For 6 Hours

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or popularly known as PUBG, is a famous battle royale game, that has faced severe criticism in india to the extent that the govt imposed a ban on the game in a few states. The ban seems just as another boy has died because of the game.

A 16-year-old boy died of cardiac arrest allegedly whereas playing PUBG battle game on his mobile phone for 6 hours at a stretch here in Madhya Pradesh, his father said on Fri.

16-year-old boy dies after playing PUBG for 6 hours

The deceased was identified as Furkan Qureshi, a class 12 student.

The incident took place on might 28 when Furkan and his family, settled at Nasirabad in Rajasthan, had come back to Neemuch to attend a wedding, the teenagers father, Haroon Rasheed Qureshi, said.

Police said they had not been informed about the death by his family and hence not launching a probe as of now.

He was rushed to hospital once he started shouting "Blast it… blast it." Fiza, his sister who was in the same room during the incident, said she heard Furqan screaming "Ayan, you got me killed and made me lose the game. I won’t play with you again."

After a few moments, he complained of a severe headache and collapsed on the bed.

The doctor who was treating him said, "The death was caused possibly by severe cardiac arrest triggered by sudden, however deep shock. It’s possible that since the teenager had been playing the game for long hours at a stretch, he might have delved into some kind of syndrome from that it was difficult to come back out."

Furkhan brother Mohammad Hashim also said that he was addicted to PUBG and used to play the game for 18hours. "I also used to play a similar game however after the death of my brother I even have deleted it from my mobile phone," he said.

The deceased’s father said he did scold Furqan for playing PUBG for long hours but he continued playing despite the scolding.

Children should be kept away from such mobile games, Garg said.

Kotwali police office inspector Ajay Sarwan said they had not been informed that the boys death had taken place because of a mobile phone game.

"So we are not probing it," he added.

The popular smartphone game has been blamed for adversely affecting studies, overall behaviour, conduct and language of youngsters.

The game has been prohibited by the police in some cities of Gujarat, nepal and iraq on the grounds that it leads to violent behaviour among kids and youth.

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