Online multiplayer game PUBG has lately been on the news for all the wrong reasons including violence and addiction. In a recent incident, an Indian teen residing in Jalandhar, Punjab was found having stolen money from his father for buying accessories to play PUBG Mobile.
A 15-year-old boy who’s a student of Class 10 has apparently stolen up to Rs 50,000 from his father’s bank account to spend on PUBG. It’s been reported that the teenager used the money to buy himself a gamepad to play the online FPS game and the rest of the money to buy in-game items like skins, weapons and other cosmetic add-ons.
The matter came to light when the father of boy fled a police complaint saying that Rs 50,000 has been withdrawn from his bank for no reason. As it turns out, the 15-year-old had used his father’s account to transfer money to a friend’s Paytm account which was then used to buy items inside PUBG. The teenager has since confessed on the matter and revealed that he had deleted all the OTPs and transactional texts from the father’s phone in order to not be caught.
The issue was resolved when an investigation was launched by the cyber cell but after discovering that it was his own son behind the matter, the father has dropped all charges.
This is just one of the recent incidents where PUBG has been in the news. Among other recent developments, the game has been banned by the Rajkot Police. If found playing the game in the banned region, the police might take necessary actions against the player. It’s not just Rajkot who’s ruling against the online game as several Indian states have expressed views on the game citing that it causes a negative influence on young minds and pushes them into being violent and also getting them addicted.