India Weighs Ban on Popular Online Game After Deaths

A few cities in the central Indian state of Gujarat have already banned the game, citing concern that it was making players more violent and distracting students from schoolwork.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — A boy’s suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned. The 16-year-old’s father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, known by the acronym PUBG, after his son hanged himself from a ceiling fan at their Hyderabad home following a reprimand for wasting time online rather than studying for an English…

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