Man beheads father and hacks off his limbs for objecting to him playing online game PUBG
Raghuveer Kumbhar, 25, killed his father Shankar Devappa Kumbhar, 61, in the early hours of September 9 at their home
An Indian man was arrested and charged after he brutally attacked his father with a sickle, beheaded him, and then sliced two of his his limbs after he was stopped from playing a video game.
Raghuveer Kumbhar, 25, killed his father Shankar Devappa Kumbhar, 61, in the early hours of September 9 at their home in Kakati village of Belagavi district in the state of Karnataka, according to the New Indian Express.
Sources close to the deceased told the paper that Raghuveer's parents were upset with him because he was poor in studies and had failed his examinations three times because of his addiction to PUBG, an online multiplayer battle royale game, as well as suspected drug abuse. So, when Raghuveer demanded money for PUBG from his father on Sunday evening, he was refused. Angered, he created a scene in the house, before storming outside and breaking the window panes of one of his neighbors' houses.
After being informed of the incident by the neighbors, local police apprehended Raghuveer and took him to the police station, where they warned him that they would initiate stern action against him if he created a nuisance again. Shankar, a former member of the District Armed Forces who had retired just three months ago, reached the police station around the same time and gave his son an earful before taking him back home.
At around 4:30 am on Sunday, Shankar woke up and realized that Raghuveer was once again playing PUBG on his mobile phone. Annoyed, he went to the 25-year-old's bedroom and snatched his phone away. An enraged Raghuveer started assaulting his father. He proceeded to bolt shut the door of the bedroom where his mother was sleeping, grabbed a sickle, and beheaded his father. He then hacked off one of his legs and one of his hands.
The victim's cries woke up the mother, who notified neighbors and urged them to call the authorities.
When police reached the scene, they found Raghuveer standing over the body of the older man. When they tried to arrest him, he allegedly asked them to wait because he had not yet finished carving up his father's body.
Speaking about the case, Assistant Commissioner of Police Silva Reddy confirmed to the New Indian Express that Raghuveer was "badly addicted" to playing games, especially PUBG, on his phone and killed his father in a fit of rage after he was interrupted on Monday morning. He said the 25-year-old attacked his father as soon as he was stopped and then beheaded him.
A case against Raghuveer has been registered at the Kakati Police Station.