Gandhinagar : Just a day before the Government of India bans PUBG and other 117 Chinese apps, a 16-year-old boy from a village in Anand district of Gujarat allegedly died by committing suicide after his father scolded him for playing PUBG.
Police officials state that the incident occurred in a village under Umreth Taluka of Anand on August 31. The 16-year-old was the son of a school teacher.
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The Officer in Charge of Umreth police station, PK Sodha stated in an interview with a leading daily that the boy’s father had earlier revealed that he had scolded his son a few days ago for playing PUBG game on his cellphone.
Finally, on August 31 the father had seized the phone from the boy in an effort to stop his son from playing the game. Distraught over this, the young boy then proceeded to take the extreme step.
After the incident, the victim was rushed to the Anand Civil Hospital to receive immediate treatment. He, however, succumbed to death on September 1.
The government of India banned the wildly popular game PUBG and 117 other Chinese apps amid fresh tensions over China’s provocation in Ladakh on Wednesday. In a statement, the government stated that the move is in the interest of India’s sovereignty and integrity, defence, and security.
Among the other banned apps by the government are Mobile Legends: Pocket, Alipay, Ludo World-Ludo Superstar, WeChat reading, to name a few. Additionally, according to reports, there are close to 33 million active PUBG players in India alone.