Online gaming dispute turns violent in Hapur

A friendly game of PUBG took a sinister turn as a small disagreement between some young people escalated into a violent clash between two groups in the Garh Mukhteshwar area of Hapur, according to the police on Friday.

The incident, which took place on Thursday, resulted in the throwing of stones and physical altercations, causing injuries to multiple individuals, officials stated. The police reported that a group of youngsters were deeply engrossed in playing PUBG near Subhash Gate in the city. During their gaming session, the players began exchanging insults with their online opponents.

Unfortunately, some bystanders misconstrued this verbal exchange as a personal attack directed at them, which sparked an argument. The verbal confrontation quickly turned physical, with both groups resorting to stone pelting and attacking one another with sticks. “As a result of the incident, six individuals were charged under the CrPC section 151 (breach of peace), and three individuals have been arrested,” stated Somveer Singh, the station house officer (SHO) of Garh Mukhteshwar.