PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is the most popular online gaming and PUBG is constantly making some news but the bad one. The craze of the game is superbly high among the youth that the game has to be banned in Rajkot. A month back while Prime Minister Modi was hosting Pariksha Pe Charcha a mother was worried about his son’s education as he was addicted to online gaming to which PM asked: “Yeh PUBG wala hai kya.”
A Mumbai resident committed suicide because his parents wouldn’t buy him an expensive phone to play PUBG. Now a case has come to light from Jalandhar where a teenager stole ₹50,000 from his father to buy various accessories for the game.
On January 20th, father filed a complaint about ₹50,000 withdrawn from his account. He said he didn’t receive a one-time password or any transaction alert as well.
As the cyber cell launched an inquiry and found the culprit.
Cyber cell in-charge Monica Arora informed Hindustan Times that:
“We found that money from the complainant’s account had been transferred to a Paytm account and used to purchase PUBG items through various transactions. He used to delete all transaction messages from the mobile phone to ensure his father didn’t come to know about it”
The son who is 15-year-old, an Xth class student has accepted the crime. He confessed that he stole and spent ₹50,000 on the PUBG after his father refused to give him the money.
The boy used to transfer the money into his friends Paytm account using his father phone at night.
As his own son was the culprit, father had withdrawn his complaint. Police did not share the identity of the complaint and his son.
This case has again shown society the mirror about how much a game can influence the life of the young generation in the country. Playing isn’t harmful but, crossing line is and will always be harmful.