Maharashtra : Two youths busy engrossed in playing online game PUBG were knocked down by an approaching train in Maharashtra’s Hingoli.
The incident happened at Khatkali Bypass in Hingoli, over 570 kilometres on Saturdy evening, an official said. “Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over by the Hyderabad-Ajmer train. Their bodies were found late at night by people living in the vicinity,” he said.
An accidental death report has been registered at Hingoli police station, he informed. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG, is an online multi-player game of South Korean origin which experts have said is highly addictive and gives rise to violent behavior in many of those playing it.
Gujarat has totally banned this online game PUBG where anyone caught playing this online game can catch one a jail term along with a fine. Just few days ago, the Rajkot police took 10 college students in custody for violating law and playing PUBG in public place.
Launched in March 2018 in India, PUBG Mobile took the gaming world by storm, having been downloaded 200 million times as on December 2018, according to Tencent Games. However, the game has now been banned in Gujarat becoming the first state in India to take this step.