Playing PUBG for hours, 16-year-old dies of cardiac arrest

"He was brought without pulse"

PUBG banned in Nepal citing negative impact on children

Furkan Qureshi, a 16-year-old boy in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch died due to cardiac arrest while playing mobile game PUBG, ANI reported. The news agency quoted Dr Ashok Jain, cardiologist, who said, "He was brought without pulse. We tried to resuscitate him, but couldn't. His parents informed that he was playing PUBG game for 2-3 hours."

The controversial game is banned in certain states. Ten people were reportedly arrested in Gujarat's Rajkot city for playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game on their cell phone. It was reported a month before that the state had banned the game. 

According to PTI, Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal had issued a notification banning the online games PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and 'Momo Challenge' in the city.

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"On Tuesday, our teams arrested six college students playing PUBG game on their mobile phones on Kalavad Road and in Jagannath Chowk area," he said.

As per the police commissioner's notification, the ban was necessary as these games were leading to violent behaviour among children and youth.

The games were adversely affecting the studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children, the notification said.

Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A.K. Singh also issued a notification on Wednesday banning both the games in the city, citing similar reasons.