LAHORE: An 18-year-old boy committed suicide after his family reprimanded him for playing the popular PUBG game in Lahore on Tuesday.
According to sources, an 18-year-old boy, Shehryar alleged committed suicide after being stopped for PUBG gameplay anymore. Sources further said the teenage boy belonged to Quetta and currently residing with his family in Lahore’s Punjab Society at Ghazi Road.
Receiving information about the incident, police officials and forensic experts rushed to the incident’s site. However, police investigators have not released the further details of the incident as yet, sources added.
Shehryar’s brother Shoaib told investigators that they belong to Quetta and his brother was an addict of the online game. The latest incident of suicide was followed by two deaths of young boys in Lahore last week.
Following the rising number of suicide cases due to the game, the Lahore police had written a letter to Inspector General of Punjab Police (IGP) seeking an immediate ban on popular online game PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
“PUBG is an online multiplayer game that has gained immense popularity among young people. The game should be banned immediately as it is leading to aggressive behavior and suicides among teenagers,” states the letter.
Last month, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had also directed the concerned authorities to ban the popular online game following its negative impacts on the children.
The directives had been issued by a division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) headed by Justice Atir Mahmood on May 18 following a petition which stated the PUBG game is severely affecting education and psychological progress of the children.