Two young men who were engrossed by playing the online PUBG game were mowed down by a train in Maharashtra’s Hingoli, police said on Sunday.
The incident happened yesterday evening at a bypass in Hingoli.Police said Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over the Hyderabad-Ajmer train.
‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds’, popularly known as PUBG, is an online multi-player game of South Korean origin. PUBG is an online game developed by the South Korean firm Bluehole. Released in 2017, it can be played on both PCs and mobile phones. The game was initially launched only for PCs; in 2018, a mobile version of the game was also released. PUBG is a survival game where 100 players parachute into an island, scavenge for weapons and kill each other. The last man standing wins the round. The game has over 200 million players worldwide.Experts claim PUBG is highly addictive and may give rise to violent behaviour in those playing the game.
The new PUBG addicted death comes amid the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), with the Commission seeking a report on the action taken against the game from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.