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."
Madhya Pradesh: Furkan Qureshi, a 16-year-old boy in Neemuch died due to cardiac arrest while continuously playing mobile game PUBG on May 28. Dr Ashok Jain,Cardiologist says,"He was brought without pulse. We tried to resuscitate him but we couldn't." (1/2) pic.twitter.com/2ev4NlTvN6— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2019
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.
"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.