The minor boy was a PUBG game addict and was lashing out after his mother confiscated his mobile phone in a bid to wean the boy away from the game.
The teenager, undergoing coaching for IIT, went missing on October 11, after informing his parents that he was on his way to visit his friend, they said.
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The protesters, armed with the slogan ‘Ban Mobile Games and Save Kids’ highlighted how youngsters were becoming mobile game addicts.
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With incidence of tragedies and horrifying episodes in connection with PUBG on an all-time high, IT security body suggested measures to be taken to protect youngsters from gaming addiction.
For kids especially, playing this game can cause certain cognitive and perceptive changes in the way they observe the real world, says Dr Mahesh, founder of Spandana Hospital Rehabilitation Center.
Teenager ends his life after his phone was taken away; his distraught mom attempts suicide
The addiction to PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), an online multiplayer game, has claimed the life of a class X student.
New Port Police Inspector Raghu said that the deceased, who is identified as B Lohith, lived with his parents in Pedda Korada area of Visakhapatnam.
A complaint was submitted by the man to police and now the matter is under investigation.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, doctors in the city discussed how games like Dota 2, CounterStrike and Fortnite were trending even before PUBG became wildly popular.
Victim had warned son against playing videogame
61-year-old Shankar Devappa Kumbhar, a Karnataka resident, was murdered by 21-year-old Raghuveer after snatching the latter's phone when he was playing the game at 4.30 am.
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