The popular battle royale game PUBG has gained a massive fan base in India with youths indulged in binge-playing. But it has also moved in the direction of becoming infamous, owing to all the controversies around it. The latest one is a theft case wherein an Indian boy stole money from his father.
It is suggested that a 15-year old Jalandhar boy stole Rs 50,000 from his father’s bank account, without his knowledge, to buy PUBG skins and gaming accessories. The father, who is a mechanic by profession, filed a police report when he got to know of the transaction.
Furthermore, the father did not even receive an OTP (one-time password) or a message of the activity. Following a complaint and investigation into the matter, it was revealed that the money was transferred from his bank account to a Paytm account and eventually was used to buy PUBG accessories.
Subsequently, the son confessed his crime and admitted that he was behind the theft. Additionally, it was revealed that he even deleted the OTP and the debit message so that his father wouldn’t be aware of the transaction.
Upon knowing the truth, the father took back his complaint.
This isn’t the first time PUBG has been in the negative spotlight; recently an Indian teenager committed suicide as he was denied an expensive smartphone to play PUBG. Additionally, the Indian Government is considering banning the game in India, which has already started taking shape in Gujarat.
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The incident certainly raises questions about whether the game is at fault or the way users have taken it in the first place.
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