Two youths were mowed down by a speeding train in Maharashtra when they were allegedly playing PUBG on their mobile phones. The incident took place at Khatkali Bypass in Hngoli district, nearly 570 km from Mumbai on Saturday.
According to police, the two were playing PUBG near the railway track when they were run over by the speeding Hyderabad-Ajmer train.
Police said that their bodies were found late at night on Saturday by locals. Police reached the site as soon as they learned about the incident. The deceased have been identified as Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22).
Police said that an accidental case has been registered at Hingoli police station.
PUBG (Players Unknowns Battlegrounds) is an online game. The South Korean origin multi-player game is highly addictive because of its violent nature.
There has been a growing clamour seeking a ban on the game due to its violent nature. Several districts in Gujarat have already imposed a ban on the game. At least 15 people have been apprehended in different districts of the state for playing the game.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has also sought a report from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the action taken against the game. Hyderabad-based Forum Against Corruption has floated a petition to get the game banned across India. The FAC had written to the NCPCR and the MoE&IT seeking a ban on the game in January this year, LiveLaw reported.