Youth Stabs Father Who Reprimanded Him Over PUBG Obsession

  • 20 Oct 2020

Video games nowadays does not only contain violence, but they can also result in bloodshed in real life, if a recent incident in India is anything to go by. 

A youth in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh reportedly slashed his father after the man reprimanded him to spending too much time on the PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) online game, before stabbing himself.

The incident happened last Thursday, when the victim, identified as Irfan, reprimanded his son Amir, who was playing PUBG, a China-linked multi-player game which had been banned by the Indian federal government. 

Enraged, Amir took a knife and slashed his father on the neck, then stabbed himself. Both men suffered serious injuries, and have been admitted to a hospital for treatment. 

According to the police, the suspect was also addicted to drugs and was undergoing treatment for addiction. 

The Indian government banned PUBG in early September, citing threat to country's security and sovereignty. The game was banned for downloading on platforms, but already downloaded games are still in existence. 

This is not the first the highly popular game has caused casualties in real life, in India. 

Following the ban, a 21-year-old industrial training student in West Bengal hung himself for not being able to play the game. 

Back in August, a 16-year-old in Andhra Pradesh died of dehydration after he spent several days playing the game, without eating or drinking. 

Source: Times Now News

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