A 25-year-old man has reportedly been arrested after beheading his father in a heated argument over PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile [via TalkEsport].
Raghuveer Kumbar, from Karnataka, India, is believed to have attacked his dad, cutting off his legs as well as head, after the 65-year-old expressed concerns over his son playing too much of the game.
It’s believed that the brutal attack was committed so Kumbar would be left to play PUBG in ‘peace’. Kumbar is still in police custody.
Unfortunately, this is just one of many cases of extreme violence and/or death occurring in India over PUBG or other video games.
Back in April this year, a 16-year-old boy has died by suicide after being told to stop playing the game. The boy’s father is now calling out for the game to be banned.
The tragic incident took place in southern India, and reportedly saw the teen take his own life after being told to stop playing the game and to study for an English exam instead [via The Independent].
Earlier this year, two men in their 20s lost their lives when absorbed in the mobile version of PUBG too close to railway tracks.
Some parts of India (more specifically, a number of cities in the state of Gujarat back in March) have already banned PUBG after concerns of it encouraging violent behaviour and distractions from schooling.
More than two dozen young people have since been arrested for violating the ban and playing the game. PUBG Corp has yet to comment on the spate of incidents.
Around 200 young people die by suicide every year, says mental health charity, Samaritans. Samaritans is a UK-based charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. If you need someone to talk to, contact Samaritans here.
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