Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Killer game PUBG swallows another life, this time in India


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

An Indian boy age 16  in Madhya Pradesh died of severe heart attack after his doctors failed to save him, boy was a PUBG freak, Local Indian TV reported.

According to the local media,  16-year-old boy’s father, Harun Rashid Kureshi, said he was playing PUBG at home for six straight hours on his mobile phone after lunch and suddenly panicked.

Harun said his son was angry at other players.

“I will not play with you again. Because of you I lost,” he said. He then suffered a severe crash and was taken to hospital, where he failed to survive.

“The cause of death may be a severe heart attack by a sudden shock, but it was severe, and the excitement in the video game may have caused an increase in adrenaline, causing an increased heart rate and heart attack,” hospital doctor Ashok Jain said.

The boy’s elder brother was also fond of the “PUBG” and played for 18 hours a day, but decided to delete the game application from his cell phone after his brother’s death.

It is pertinent to mention here that PUBG is an online multi-player battle game that was developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.

Read also: Nepal bans the game “PUBG”


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