INTRO: Another young chap lost his life to PUBG Mobile addiction earlier in the week. Yeah, the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone stuck reception to curb the spread. This has led tons of young individuals to resort to gaming in their free time.
A 16-year-old boy recently gave up the ghost while playing the favored battle royale game, PUBG Mobile, days on end without taking any breaks. He didn’t just skip meals but also forgot to drink water while being pre-occupied with the sport, as reported by The Hindu.
Due to his negligence, the 16-year-old fell sick thanks to dehydration and was rushed to a personal hospital. He tested negative for COVID-19 but suffered from extreme diarrhea and died while undergoing treatment on Monday. He is said to be from Jujjulakunta village in Dwaraka Tirumala Mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district.
This is not the primary death associated with ‘chromic mobile gaming addiction’ in India. In recent months, we’ve seen a 25-year-old succumb to death after suffering asystole while shouting commands in-game. Another 16-year-old recently spent over Rs. 16 lakhs from his father’s savings on in-game items.
Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) police found out a Cyber Peace Foundation and Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and youngsters in response to the present grave death. August has been declared as ‘Cyber Safe Month’ and can see them educate the general public, particularly for college and college-going students and youth, about cybercrimes.
In its bid against Chinese apps and technology use in India, the govt is claimed to be looking to put a ban on PUBG Mobile in India. It has already banned on the brink of 59 apps, which incorporates CamScanner, TikTok, and a myriad of Xiaomi apps in India.