A 10th standard student allegedly committed suicide in Hyderabad, reportedly upset at being scolded by his parents for playing the online PUBG Mobile game, police said on Wednesday.
The boy, aged 16, was addicted to playing the online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on the mobile phones of his parents, they said.
"As his exams were going on, the boy’s mother “scolded” him for playing the game on Monday night after which he went into the bedroom and bolted the door from inside and hanged himself from the ceiling fan using a towel." - K Sanjeeva Reddy, Inspector, Malkajgiri Police Station
As there was no response to repeated knocks, the boy's parents broke open the door only to find him hanging and shifted him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the police official said, based on the complaint lodged by the boy's father on Tuesday.
A case under Section 174 CrPC was registered.
A few weeks back, two people died after getting mowed down by a train, while playing PUBG Mobile on the railway tracks.
Incidents like these have become a concerning issues for people in the country, including the law enforcement agencies, which has resorted to banning the game in some regions.
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