Guwahati, June 13, 2019:

Saptarshi Majumdar, a student of Class X hailing from Guwahati’s Kalapahar area has allegedly committed suicide after his parents scolded him for playing the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

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According to reports, his mother snatched away his phone while he was playing the game. The child became so upset as a result of this, that he allegedly committed suicide. More information is awaited.

The Player Unknown Battle Underground (PUBG) is a highly addictive online multiplayer game that is is inspired from the Japanese film, ‘Battle Royale’.

Earlier in January, an 18-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself after he had an argument with his family members over buying a new mobile phone for playing PUBG Mobile.

The teenager, who was a resident of Kurla’s Nehru Nagar area of Mumbai, took the extreme step when he demanded that he wanted a high-end smartphone costing around Rs. 37,000 to play the online game.

In yet another PUBG-related tragedy, a sixteen-year-old boy from Madhya Pradesh called Furkhan Qureshi, died after playing the multiplayer game for six hours straight.

According to his sister Fiza, Furkhan got so upset at one point while playing the game that he suddenly had a cardiac arrest.

As per media reports, doctors tried to revive him with electric shock and also injected him to revive his heart, but we failed in our attempt.

Again last year, a nineteen-year-old PUBG-addicted boy from New Delhi killed his parents and his sister.

Suraj alias Sarnam Verma allegedly killed his father Mithilesh, mother Siya and sister in the and then ransacked the house to make it look like robbery. Upon being caught, he kept repeating the words “Please save me from the law” over and over like a robot.

It may be mentioned that the World Health Organization in a report has declared that gaming disorder is indeed a thing and addiction can cause mental trauma and lead to disorders.

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