A 16-year-old boy has been reported dead after allegedly taking his own life following constant mocking by his friends for an embarrassing defeat in the online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) in Andhra Pradesh, India on Sunday, June 12.

The unnamed 16-year-old boy, the son of Shantiraj, a local leader of the Congress political party in India, was reportedly addicted to playing the online game PUBG. However, when he played the game with his friends, he frequently lost and his pals would endlessly ridicule him over his failures. The boy, who reportedly felt humiliated, allegedly killed himself by tying a noose to the ceiling fan in his room, Odisha TV reported.

Following the tragic turn of events, the authorities sent the boy's body to the coroner's office for an autopsy and launched an investigation into the death.

District Congress president Tantia Kumari consoled the teen's family and later demanded that the state and the central government should ban games such as PUBG as it is claiming young lives.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 22-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by three of his friends after an argument ensued between them over the mobile game PUBG in Thane City, Maharashtra, India on Monday, Feb. 28, Latin Times reported.

The victim, identified as Sayeel Jadhav, was reportedly knifed to death between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, near the Little Flower School in Vartak Nagar, after he engaged in a heated argument about the online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) with his three friends, including the main accused Pranav Koli.

Following the violent incident, the police questioned locals who said they frequently spotted the four friends hanging out near the local school and saw them, in the last couple of days, regularly drinking alcohol, playing online games, and getting into constant fights with each other.

On Monday, Feb. 28, Jadhav and his friends played PUBG and later went on a drunken binge. After getting visibly inebriated, the friends had gotten into a tussle over the game. During the altercation, in a fit of rage, the two underage boys, allegedly stabbed Jadhav with a sharp weapon in his chest, back, knees, and head, killing him on the spot.

The officers subsequently recovered Jadhav's body and sent the remains for an autopsy. Following the incident, the officers conducted an investigation into the incident and arrested Koli and the two minor boys on Tuesday, March. 1. A case of murder under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302 (punishment for murder) was also registered against them.

A teenager has been accused of brutally killing his sister-in-law after she reportedly reprimanded him, asking him to stop playing games on his phone and look for a job in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on Saturday, June 25. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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