Unless you have been living under a rock, you must be aware of the video game ‘Player Unknown’s Battleground’, popularly known as ‘PUBG’, which took the world of gaming by storm after introducing a mobile version in 2018. And you bet, it has lured a whopping number of gamers into its world, who have devoted their time like a ritual behind the addiction.
However, while playing the game within limits is absolutely fine, there are some who have gone berserk for the game, calling upon destruction.
This brings us to the shocking story of an 18-year-old boy from Mumbai, who reportedly gave up his life after being denied a very highly priced smartphone to play PUBG.
According to Times Now, the boy who belonged to Kurla’s Nehru Nagar area demanded a smartphone worth Rs. 37,000 to play the South Korean game. If reports are to be believed, his parents were ready to spend up to 20,000 on a phone for their child but not more than that.
Extremely unhappy with his parent’s decision, the boy hanged himself from the kitchen ceiling of his home. The teenager used a rope to commit the suicide after having a heated argument with his parents.
A case of accidental death has been registered as the police continue to investigate the case further.
A word of advice for people who are investing a fair amount of time in video gaming. While there is no problem in playing the game, always know where to draw the line and be more sensible. Remember not to risk your lives for the sake of entertainment.