A teenage boy from Punjab decided to go on a spending spree running up a spend of 16 lakhs in-app purchases on PUBG Mobile. The 17-year-old was using his parents’ account to purchase in-game cosmetics, battle passes, ammunition amongst many other items.
The obviously horrified parents, in an interview stated that the money used by the kid was set aside as savings for home medical expenses and his future college fund. The young gent spent this money over a period of a month during lockdown.
The parents only found out when they received bank statements for each of their accounts. Maybe the PUBG ban by PTA in retrospect isn’t a bad idea when a player can literally ruin his future on the game.
The young man’s punishment? Grounded doing bike repairs!