It seems like another young life has been lost due to video game addiction. According to a report by The Hindu, a 16-year-old boy from Andhra Pradesh has died after being addicted to PUBG Mobile. According to the report, the boy was playing the game continuously for many days and did not take any food or water. The boy is said to be a native of Jujjulakunta village in Dwaraka Tirumala mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district.
The boy was said to be staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and was playing PUBG Mobile for multiple days. He reportedly fell sick a few days ago and was suffering from severe dehydration. His family members rushed him to a private hospital in the town of Eluru. While he tested negative for COVID-19, the boy suffered from Diarrhoea and died while undergoing treatment.
This is the latest incident in a long line of tragic deaths that have been linked to the popular mobile game. Earlier this year, it was reported that a 25-year-old man in Maharashtra succumbed to a stroke after getting over excited when playing PUBG Mobile. The doctor in charge of the autopsy said, “It seems the stroke occurred because the victim was over-excited while playing online game PUBG. The post-mortem report has stated intra cerebral bleeding with brain tissue necrosis as the cause of death”.
Apparently death isn’t the only consequence of PUBG Mobile. A few months ago. A 17-year-old allegedly spent Rs 16 Lakh in-app purchases on PUBG Mobile. The boy reportedly spent on purchasing virtual credits to get in-app items, including weapon skins, exclusive passes for tournaments, and virtual credits over a month's duration.
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