In the latest controversy related to the popular videogame PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds), a sixteen-year-old boy from Madhya Pradesh died after playing the multiplayer game for six hours straight.
The deceased has been identified as Furkhan Qureshi, was a resident of Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh. A student of Class 12, Furkhan had started playing the videogame after having lunch, according to his family.
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.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered by the police and more investigations are underway to ascertain what triggered the 16-year-old's death.
This is not the first time that PUBG has been part of a controversy. Last year, a nineteen-year-old boy from New Delhi who killed his parents and his sister, was also addicted to the videogame.
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.
For the uninitiated, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The popular game is inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene's creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves.
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