Guwahati, June 13, 2019
A Class 10th student allegedly committed suicide here, reportedly upset at being not able to play the online PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game. The boy, aged 15, was addicted to playing the online game PUBG.
As per reports, the incident took place on June 7th, 2019. The teenager was a student of Furkating Higher Secondary School, Amingaon. On the fateful day, his mother reportedly went out to attend errands with his cellphone. When the mother reached home after 12:15 pm, she found him dead.
The student was a resident of Kalapahar, Bhaskar Nagar in Guwahati. As per information available, the deceased student actively took part in several sports and co-curricular activities in the school.
It may be mentioned that the online video game addiction has recently been in the midst of several controversies after the World Health Organisation officially included gaming disorder as a disease in ICD 11. Keeping in view the rising addiction among the young generation, the PUBG was banned in several cities in India including Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara and so on.
The PUBG is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. PUBG Mobile was launched last year for iOS and Android devices and has since become a pop culture icon.