Two youth engaged in playing PUBG mowed down by train in Hingoli district in Maharashtra, police said Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday evening at Khatkali Bypass in Hingoli over 570 Kms from Mumbai.
Following the death, an accidental death report has been registered at Hingoli police station.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, an officer said:
“Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over by the Hyderabad-Ajmer train. Their bodies were found late at night by people living in the vicinity.”
PUBG has gained immense popularity immediately among youth after its launch a year ago. The popular online game is banned in a few Indian cities. Recently a 15-year-old kid robbed ₹50,000 from his father account to buy PUBG items. In Mumbai, a resident committed suicide because his parents wouldn’t buy him an expensive phone to plat PUBG.
Several organisations have raised their voice and demanded to ban the game. Experts have said is highly addictive and gives rise to violent behaviour in many of those playing it.