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Girl commits suicide in Egypt after playing PUBG


DUBAI – An investigation is underway after an 11-year-old girl was found hanging by a rope in her bedroom in Egypt.

According to a police report, the girl committed suicide. It is suspected that she killed herself after playing the popular online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

The girl’s body was discovered by her father.

The case is now with Egypt prosecutors who appointed forensic doctors to verify the cause of death.

Meanwhile, Egyptian lawmakers are set to discuss a move to ban PUBG, saying it causes people to develop “violent personal characteristics” and “transform into criminals”.

“PUBG affects the behavior of children and adolescents significantly, and causes them to acquire violent personal characteristics as a result of the violent scenes and content in the game which could cause (young) players to transform into criminals who commit murder or attempted murder,” said Parliament Member Sawsan Hosny Hafez.

The battle royale game is banned in several countries, including Iraq, Jordan, Israel, India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Korea and Nepal, for propagating violence. ICA/Expat Media

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