A 15-year-old boy from Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly killed his elder brother for scolding him overplaying PUBG game on his mobile phone, police said.
The boy flew into a rage when the victim, Mohammad Shaikh (19), asked him to stop playing the game on his mobile phone on Saturday, said senior police inspector Mamata D’Souza.
He allegedly banged the head of Shaikh against the wall and stabbed him repeatedly with scissors, the officer said.
Shaikh was rushed to a government hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A case has been registered under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), D’Souza said.
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The cases of PUBG are increasing with each passing day. The youth getting addicted to the game is leaving with crimes.
Several cases of PUBG addiction came into light. A teenager robbed ₹50K from father’s account to buy PUBG items. In Maharashtra, two kids were mowed down by a train while playing the game. In Karnataka, a boy writes all about PUBG in exams and few more as the list goes on.