The minor grandson of an elderly person has been accused of siphoning off Rs 13 lakh from his account in a case of online banking fraud.
The incident has come to the fore in Gujarat’s Dahod where the grandson has been found to have spent the money on online gaming and buying high-end mobile phones.
The complainant is a retired government official who noticed frequent withdrawals from his bank account, amounting to Rs 13 lakh recently. Knowing fully well that he had not spent the huge amount, the elderly man approached the cyber cell of Dahod police, which conducted an investigation into the matter.
Investigation led the cops to locate the senior citizen’s own grandson who had made the purchases! The money was being spent on online games to purchase points, a cricket kit and two mobile phones, which he kept at his friend’s home to avoid scrutiny.
Police spoke to the boy and he confessed to having been spending the money on his addiction. The grandson was addicted to gaming and even used his grandfather’s phone for the same purpose.
“The grandfather, however, did not want to register an offence,” said Dahod SP Rajdeepsinh Jhala.