Anantapur: A first-year engineering (B.Tech) student, addicted to online multi-player game PUBG, ended his life at his residence at Revenue Colony area in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
The deceased was identified as Kiran Kumar Reddy, 19, who was pursuing B.Tech in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Though Kiran Kumar Reddy
was believed to have taken the extreme step on September 7, the incident came to light on Saturday, after police found his body in a room being constructed at his house.
The youngster was reportedly frustrated due to ban on PUBG in India. According to the police, Kiran Kumar Reddy’s parents lodged a police complaint with III Town police station in Anantapur on September 7 citing that their son was missing from home. His parents and relatives searched for him but in vain.
The police also formed a special team to search and trace the missing youngster and they too could not get any clue to solve the case.
On Saturday, the locals noticed the stench of a decomposing body emanating from the youngster’s house and alerted the police as well as his parents.
Finally, while trying to get to the place from where the stench was emanating, the police and his parents found the body in a room which was under construction, in the victim’s house.
The investigation is on to find out if the ban on PUBG was the real reason for the engineering’s student’s death.
The police retrieved the semi-decomposed body and shifted it to the morgue for autopsy. A case has been registered.