Boy ends life after mom stops him from playing PUBG

The boy, who was addicted to the online multiplayer battle zone game, felt offended after his mother took away his mobile phone, which he used for playing PUBG. Representative image

A teenager in Haryana's Jind district committed suicide after his mother purportedly scolded him for playing Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) for long hours, the police said on Monday. 

The boy, who was addicted to the online multiplayer battle zone game, felt offended after his mother took away his mobile phone, which he used for playing PUBG. The next morning, the 17-year-old boy was found hanging in his room. 

No formal complaint has been made so far. The police, however, said they were investigating the matter. The boy’s father is a police constable.

His son had quit studies after his class X examination. The family said, after the boy gave up studies, he had ample time at his disposal and got addicted to the game. 

The family said they would invariably reprimand him so that he could give up his addiction for the game.

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