- A young boy from Jaranwala, Faisalabad, was transferred to a hospital yesterday in an unconscious condition.
- The family said the young man had been playing the game online for six months.
- The online game, officially known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is very popular among young Pakistanis.
JARANWALA: A young man from Faisalabad was killed on Monday after he allegedly “missed out on winning” a game of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) online, family sources said.
According to hospital staff, the young man, from Jaranwala, was transferred to hospital yesterday in an unconscious state.
The family said the young man had been playing the game online for six months. Losing the last leg of the game last night had a profound effect on the young man’s mind, they added. The exact cause of death, however, has not been explained.
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PUBG Pakistan, a popular online game officially known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, was previously banned in Pakistan on a temporary basis after reports revealed it was having negative effects on the minds of young people.
Earlier in July, a 22-year-old man in Quetta committed suicide after missing a task at PUBG. The young boy was already depressed over a romance affair, and missing a task in the online game made things worse for him, police said.
In the past, two other youngsters have reportedly committed suicide after losing the game.