INTRO: PUBG Mobile was recently banned by the Indian government. The game has since been faraway from both the Play Store and therefore the App Store. Now, during a sad turn of events, a 21-year-old has reportedly committed suicide after not having the ability to play the sport.
21-year-old Committed suicide Unable to Play PUBG
Reports beginning of West Bengal, where the victim hails from, say that the ITI student was found hanging in his apartment in Purba Lalpur. India TV reports that the victim went into his room after having breakfast on Friday morning. However, when his mother tried to call him for lunch later that day, there was no answer and his room was locked from inside. “After repeated bangings when he didn’t open the door, I called the neighbors. They broke into space and located him hanging from the ceiling fan.”
While the police have filed a case of unnatural death, his mother claims that he was frustrated thanks to his inability to play the sport any longer. “He would play it at night. I think he died by suicide as he wasn’t having the ability to play PUBG,” she said. This is not the primary case of PUBG Mobile related deaths. There are many cases of PUBG players committing suicide or harming members of their families, alongside multiple cases of players spending an inordinate amount of cash buying cosmetic upgrades within the game.
For the unaware, PUBG Mobile, alongside 117 other apps, was recently banned by the Indian government on the grounds that it had been “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order: Govt of India.” Following the ban, Indian developer nCore games has announced a new game ‘FAU-G’ which is expected to be released late next month. Meanwhile, as of this writing, PUBG Mobile remains playable for people who have the game installed on their phones.