Woman addicted to PUBG seeks divorce as husband stops her from playing the game

The Hush Post | 6:24 pm | One-minute read |

A 19-year-old married woman in Ahmedabad has sought divorce from her husband because of her severe indulgence in PUBG- the online game. The couple, barely two years into marriage, has a year-old baby.

The matter came into light when the woman dialed the 181 Abhayam women helpline seeking help in getting divorce. The woman didn’t mention the reason in the first place. She demanded to be lodged at a women’s observation home so that she could play at leisure with her gaming partner.

“The girl called 181 and told us that she wants to be at a women’s observation home as it is not working out with her husband nor she wanted to go to her parents’ home as they had taken away her cell phone,” News 18 quoted Abhayam coordinator Falguni Patel as saying.

Abhayam officials told her that phones are not allowed inside the observation home.  She dropped the idea and asked for help to reach her friend. The friend eventually turned out to be her gaming partner.

Her addiction led to tensions with her husband who refused to let her play. She moved to her parent’s house but they too didn’t like her addiction and took away her mobile phone.

The counselors at Abhayam advised her to give her husband and marriage a second chance.

“She agreed to it and we gave her a unique ID number for 181 helpline so that we could identify the case quickly and work accordingly, but she has not made any such attempt,” Falguni Patel said.

PUBG is an online multi-player battle royale game. South Korean video game company PUBG Corporation has developed the game.

Nepal, Iraq and some parts of India have banned PUBG after reports of the adverse health impact on addicted players.

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