Published: 23rd January 2020
PUBG fever: Bengaluru teen throws stones on cars and houses like players do in the game
Locals got panicked and alerted Jala Nagar Police Station. The police arrived at the spot and tied him with ropes and moved him to the district hospital
A teenager was tied with ropes and handed over to police after he was allegedly found throwing stones to houses and cars in Player's Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) style on Tuesday.
Much to the shock of residents near Manuguli Agasi, in the afternoon hours on Tuesday, a boy identified as Mallikarjun Chandrakanth (17), a resident of Laxmi Nagar of Vijayapura, was found roaming semi-naked and throwing stones on cars and houses.
Locals got panicked and alerted Jala Nagar Police Station. The police arrived at the spot and tied him with ropes and moved him to the district hospital.
According to an eye-witness, "The teenager seems to be addicted to PUBG game because the way he was throwing stones on car and houses were similar to the one in the game. Even in the game, in the beginning, players will be semi-naked and will have the option to throw apples on rivals but not stones."
"At least a couple of cars and houses were damaged with the wild act of the teenager. With the help of the police, we rushed him to the district hospital. However, we didn't register any complaint as he was found deeply addicted to the online game," said, a resident.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, sub-inspector R So Janar said: "On the information given by the people, we rushed to the spot and admitted him to the government hospital. As residents didn't file any complaint, we didn't initiate further action."
Meanwhile, district surgeon Dr Sharanappa Katti revealed that they gave him basic medical care and collecting alerted his parents. It seemed the teenager is dealing with mental illness. Parents rushed to the hospital and got him discharged on Wednesday morning stating that they will consult private doctor," said Dr Katti.
In less than one year, this is the third such incident connected to PUBG reported within the district. It may be recalled, four months ago, a youth, who was addicted to PUBG, was found swimming in a moat which was filled with filthy water.