The Hush Post | 15:00 | Two-minute read
PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battelgrounds), the popular online game ‘took’ the life of 16-year-old Furkhan Qureshi. The class 12 student died of cardiac arrest while playing the game for six continuous hours.
The deceased has been identified as a resident of Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. According to the family members the incident occurred on May 28 when Furkhan started playing the game after having his lunch.
“Furkhan started playing the game right after lunch and he was at it for over six hours without a break. Just before he collapsed, he became very agitated and started shouting at other players,” said Harun Rashid Qureshi, the boy’s father.
Fiza Qureshi, Furkhan’s sister who was sitting beside him when the incident occurred said that “My brother was playing PUBG with some of his friends. Suddenly, he started shouting ‘carry out the blast.. carry out blast’. Then he threw his earphones and mobile and cried saying “I will not play with you’. I lost the game because of you.”
Soon after Furkhan was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The cardiologist who examined Furkhan said that the boy was brought to the hospital without a pulse. We tried to revive him with electric shock and also injected him to revive his heart be we failed in our attempt.
Furkhan’s family said that the boy was a swimmer and his heart seemed to be healthy and thus the excitement of the game might have caused a surge in adrenaline causing cardiac arrest. The family further appealed children to stay away from such games.