A 21-year-old youth from Karnataka’s Belagavi has been accused of murdering and dismembering his father’s body as he was stopped from playing PUBG.
Raghuveer Kammaar, a 21-year-old college student, was allegedly addicted to playing the mobile game PUBG. On Sunday night, Raghuveer approached his father Shankrappa Kammaar and asked him for money to recharge his phone, so he could play the game.
In the early hours of Monday, the Katki Police in Belagavi district received a call from the family members of Shankrappa stating that he had been beheaded and his legs chopped off. Shankrappa’s family members allegedly told the police that Raghuveer had killed him and absconded.
Katki Police, who are investigating the case, say that Raghuveer wanted to top up his mobile internet pack and Shankrappa refused to give him the money.
“Shankrappa was working in the police department. He had been trying to get his son off PUBG for months now. Shankrappa had told his colleagues that his son was addicted to the game. Over the last few months too, he had advised Raghuveer to stop playing the game but the boy did not listen to him. Raghuveer was not going to college and was also unemployed,” said Shivanand Koujalgi, Inspector of Katki Police Station.
The Inspector told TNM that Raghuveer and Shankrappa had fought on multiple occasions over his addiction to the game and on Sunday night, Shankrappa allegedly confiscated Raghuveer’s phone and had refused to give him money to recharge his mobile.
“When everyone went to sleep, Raghuveer slit his father’s throat, beheaded him and also cut off his legs. He then took his phone and ran away from the house,” Inspector Shivanand added.
Raghuveer was arrested by the Katki Police on Monday afternoon and the police say that he confessed to killing his father. “We are questioning him now. We will produce him before the magistrate in the evening. We are currently retrieving the machete he used, to kill Shankrappa,” he said.
Raghuveer has been booked for murder.