Another young man lost his life to PUBG Mobile addiction earlier this week. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone trapped at home to slow the spread. This has led many young people to turn to gamble in their spare time.
A 16-year-old boy recently passed away while playing the popular Battle Royale game PUBG Mobile for days and days without taking any breaks. Not only did he skip meals, but he also forgot to drink water while preoccupied with gambling, The Hindu reported.
Due to his negligence, the 16-year-old became ill due to dehydration and was rushed to a private hospital. He tested negative for COVID-19 but suffered from severe diarrhea and died while undergoing treatment on Monday. He is said to be from the village of Jujjulakunta in Dwaraka Tirumala Mandal in the Western Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
This is not the first loss related to “chromic addiction to mobile games” in India. In recent months, we’ve seen a 25-year-old succumb to death after going into cardiac arrest while yelling commands in the game. Another 16 years old recently spent more than Rs. 16 lakhs of his father’s savings on gambling items.
The Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) police established a Foundation for Cyber Peace and Prevention of Cybercrime Against Women and Children in response to this grave death. August has been declared “Cyber Safety Month” and will see you educate the public, particularly students and youth who attend school and college, about cybercrime.
In its bid against the use of Chinese technology and apps in India, the government is said to be seeking to ban PUBG Mobile in India. It has already banned about 59 apps, including CamScanner, TikTok, and a host of Xiaomi apps in India.