Hyderabad, India: A 16-year-old boy, who is addicted to PUBG, faked his own kidnapping after his parents took away his phone.
The teen reportedly asked for ransom money from his own parents.
The teen went missing after he went to the home of his friend.
The teen reportedly told his parents where he was going, but his friend reported and informed his parents that he went missing.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the 16-year-old boy went to Mumbai on the train.
While on his way to Mumbai, the teen borrowed a phone from a passenger and called his mother, he reportedly impersonated a man’s voice and told his mom that her “son” had been kidnapped.
The teen asked for Rs. 3 lakh as ransom.
After a couple of days, on October 12, 2019, the teen came back to Hyderabad and booked an online ticket.
The number of the mother was linked with the purchase, and she received a message about the booking.
The mother then alerted the police, which led to the tracking of the boy.
According to the parents of the boy, whose identity was not shared with the public, their son attained good percentage in his class 10 final exams, but his grades deteriorated after he got addicted to PUBG.