Indian police have arrested ten university students for playing PUBG, the hugely popular smartphone game described by one minister as a “demon in every house”. The arrests occurred in western Gujarat, where local authorities enforced an outright ban on PUBG last week over concerns about its impact on the “behaviour, conduct and language” of those playing it.
The students were released on bail later the same day. Another police official, Rohit Raval, told the Indian Express newspaper the game was “highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing” they did not even see police approaching. Gujarat is the only Indian state to ban the game -- which has been downloaded more than 100m times around the world.