Addicted to PUBG, Jalandhar boy steals Rs 50,000 from his Father’s account to buy skins

PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), an apparently addicting game that has followed the humans around like a dark shadow and when the youths figured it out how to play it on their smartphones, they got massively addicted to it and today, PUBG is the most popular game among all age groups in India since its inception in March 2018.

The gamers are trapped in the fantasy world as they are playing it with utmost satisfaction. Earlier, people used to swipe their screens by playing Angry Birds, Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Railrush but now, screams of PUBG, PUBG can be heard everywhere all across India.

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On the negatives, people are taking this addiction to an extreme level which in turn is causing a lot of problems to individuals as well as for the family members.

Recently, a 15-year-old boy from Jalandhar stole a sum of Rs.50,000 from his father’s bank account only to buy PUBG skins, as well as, gaming accessories. After purchase, he cleared the evidence by deleting the OTP message without even informing his father.

After learning that a massive amount has been deducted from his account, the father, who works as a bike mechanic, reported the theft. He also added that he didn’t receive any OTP nor any transaction messages from the bank.

The details about the transaction came to view when the cyber cell started a probe into the matter. It was identified that the money has been transferred to a Paytm account from his and the money was used to buy skins and gaming accessories from PUBG.

Further investigation revealed that the man’s 15-year-old son was the “main culprit” who had transferred the amount to a friend’s Paytm account only to purchase through Google PlayStore. After the boy admitted to his crime, the father dropped the charges.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.