he would constantly be on his phone playing PUBG
A police investigation is underway after a 12-year-old Indian boy committed suicide.
The shocking incident happened in the village of Lotkhedi, Bhanpura, Madhya Pradesh.
It was revealed that on January 4, 2021, the boy took his own life shortly after playing PUBG on his phone.
The boy, identified as Shubham Joshi, left the living room and went into the bathroom where he hung himself.
According to Inspector Dharmesh Yadav, the father, Yogesh, said that his son had a habit of playing the mobile game.
He was the middle child of three brothers and he would constantly be on his phone playing PUBG, even playing during the night.
On the day of the incident, he placed his phone on the table and went into the bathroom.
Shubham shut the door and turned on the tap. He then climbed onto the shower and tied the rope around his neck.
Family members became concerned when the Indian boy did not return from the bathroom. When they approached the bathroom, they looked through the window above the door and found Shubham hanging.
They forced their way into the bathroom and rushed him to the hospital. However, the doctor declared him dead.
Police are currently investigating the reason why he took his own life but it is believed it was due to his gaming addiction.
In a similar case, a student named Ashmita committed suicide. Police later found out she was a gaming addict.
It was reported that her friends had called her at around 11 am but Ashmita did not pick up the phone.
They went to her house and knocked on the door but no one answered.
They also discovered that the door had been locked from the inside. When they looked through the window, they saw Ashmita’s body hanging from the fan.
Police were immediately alerted. They broke down the door and brought her down.
Officers registered a case of suicide but were unable to find a suicide note.
Ashmita’s friends told officers that she was a gaming addict and over the past four months, she rarely left the house as she was busy playing games.
They said she was constantly playing free online games on her mobile.
On December 14, 2019, Ashmita’s friends went to her house to ask if she wanted to go out.
Ashmita had told them that she is busy playing and told them not to disturb her. They later left.
Police registered a case of suicide and suggested that her gaming addiction had led to Ashmita becoming depressed.