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‘Carry out the blast...’:16-yr-old dies of cardiac arrest while playing PUBG

Furkan Qureshi of Neemuch died due to cardiac arrest while continuously playing mobile game PUBG on May 28, his parents told the doctor.

india Updated: May 31, 2019 10:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Madhya Pradesh
In a recent order by Bombay High Court, Union government was asked to look into PUBG Mobile and take necessary actions accordingly.
In a recent order by Bombay High Court, Union government was asked to look into PUBG Mobile and take necessary actions accordingly.(HT Photo)

A 16-year-old boy has died of cardiac arrest in Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh, allegedly after playing PUBG game on his mobile for six hours at a stretch, the boy’s father claimed on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Furkhan Qureshi, a student of standard 12.

According to Furkhan’s father, Harun Rashid Qureshi, the incident took place on May 28. “Furkhan started playing the game right after lunch and it continued for over six hours. Just before he collapsed, he became very agitated and started shouting at other players,” said Harun. Furkhan was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Furkhan’s sister Fiza Qureshi was sitting beside him when the incident occurred. “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 ‘Ayan I will not play with you’. I lost the game because of you.”

Soon after the incident, Furkhan was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

“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, but we failed in our attempt,” cardiologist Dr Ashok Jain, who examined Furkhan, said.

Furkan’s family told us that he was a swimmer, and did not have any previously-known heart ailments, Jain added.

“The excitement of the game might have caused a surge in adrenaline causing cardiac arrest. I appeal to the children to stay away from such games as excitement could cause cardiac arrest,” he said.

First Published: May 30, 2019 19:19 IST

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