Rudrapur: A man in his fifties from Alliance Colony in Udham Singh Nagar approached police on Saturday, accusing his minor son of assaulting him after he scolded the latter for playing PUBG.
The victim, in a verbal complaint to police, said that the boy, along with his maternal uncle, had thrashed him. He demanded punishment for both.
According to Satnam Chopra, a cloth merchant in the city, his son, a B.Tech student, is addicted to the online multiplayer game and it got in the way of his studies. When stopped from playing PUBG, the boy summoned his maternal uncle and attacked and injured Chopra.
Police has dismissed the case as a family dispute. According to his son, Chopra would often beat his wife and when he tried to stop him, the man cooked up a story and reported him and his uncle to police. Talking to TOI, station house officer (SHO) Kailash Chandra Bhatt said that a primary investigation in the case suggested strenuous family ties. “We have not registered any case yet and are still probing the matter,” said the SHO.