According to Hindustan Times, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Anto Alphonse says that the youth had withdrawn Rs 2.34 lakh from his grandfather’s bank account to get ‘Ace’ rank in PUBG Mobile. The young man told the police that his PUBG account was hacked after initially reaching Ace rank.
According to a report by The Indian Express, the police investigation revealed that the young man was transferring funds from his grandfather’s account to PUBG Mobile from March 7 to May 8. He was using a Paytm account to transfer money from his grandfather’s debit card. According to the report, the youth transferred a total of Rs 2,34,497 to the Paytm account.
However, on 8 May, the young man’s grandfather got a glimpse of this. This happened after he received a message from the bank stating that Rs 2,500 had been withdrawn from his bank account, after which a total of Rs 275 was left in the account.
The police allegedly approached Paytm to identify the hacker, whose account was used to transfer money and the account holder was subsequently located. However, the account holder informed the authorities that his Paytm wallet was used by a friend, who was later found to be the grandson of the complainant.
The police has not taken any legal action against the youth, as his grandfather withdrew the complaint after learning of it.
This is not the first time that a player has invested millions of his family members on PUBG Mobile. In July, a 17-year-old from Punjab deposited 16 lakh rupees from his parents’ bank account and invested it in the game. A report then came from Mohali, where a 15-year-old allegedly spent Rs 2 lakh from his grandfather’s pension account.