Belagavi: Refusal to recharge phone - PUBG-addicted son beheads father

Daijiworld Media Network - Belagavi (SP)

Belagavi, Sep 10: Raghveer (21) from a village in Belagavi district that falls under the jurisdiction of Katki police station, who was addicted to PUBG, an addictive video game, sought money from his father, Shankarappa, on Sunday night. Raghveer Kammar urgently wanted to recharge his cellphone. Shankarppa, who knew well that his son, who neither attends college nor is employed, had been addicted to this game since the last some months and was whiling away time and money on it in spit of repeated advices, refused to part with money.

An angry Raghuveer, in a fit of rage, sliced off his father's neck and separated the skull from Shankarappa's body. He also chopped off Shankarappa's legs with the same machete, before fleeing from home.

Raghuveer Kammar, a college student, was so addicted to playing PUBG on cell phone that he had stopped attending college since some months. His father had tried various methods to free his son from the video game addiction but his efforts had failed.

Katki police got information from the family members of Shankarappa in the wee hour of Monday that Raghuveer had sliced off his father's skull and cut off both his legs. They also revealed that Raghuveer had absconded after committing this heinous crime.

Katki police inspector, Shivanand Kaujalagi, revealed that Shankarappa was working for the police department, and was distraught at the fact that his son, who was addicted to PUBG neither studied nor listened to advice given to him repeatedly against playing it. The two often quarreled on this issue. The police officer said that Raghuveer grew very angry at his father as he took away Raghuveer's phone and refused to recharge the phone.

The family members of the victim said that the youth attacked his father after everyone in the family fell asleep. Raghuveer, after committing the said crime, escaped from the house with his cell phone. He was arrested by the police on Monday afternoon, and Raghuveer agreed that he was the one who murdered his father. The police are questioning him and also in the process of taking into possession the machete used for this murder. Raghuveer, who has been held on murder charge, will be produced before the court shortly, the police said.



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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    in India he will get bail soon.

    what is use of producing matchest as evidence?
    judge will say after dragging 10 to 15 years till the same matchet get rusted due to lack of evidence bla bla bla nad ger get retired to get his pension.

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  • Mohan Bahrain, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Hang this criminal number one Raghuveer in public as soon as possible!!!

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Horrific and unbelievable !

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Addictions are very possessive, sometimes could be demonic. One should never allow to oneself become slave of anything, whether online games, gambling, Pornograpy, drugs, alcohol, mobiles, social media. Some of the online games may be created for addictions, brainwash, control and specially to keep away from prayers.

    Self control in everything is very much required. One need to keep certain time for family, prayers, work, study, out doors, exercise etc to keep addictions away.

    Most of the present generation children, have become gods for the parents, some have given them more than needed, so addiction has become rampant, definitely not under control.

    Besides counselling, listening or praying from heart Our Lady's all the 4 mysteries Rosary available online is one of the best way to combat distraught and also temptational thoughts in the minds of the addicted people to calm down their anxieties or else one could visit quality retreat centers such as Divine retreat center Potta or good ones available locally. For urgent cases always seek professional counselling.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    I don't think it is just because of Mobile game... He may be addicted to drugs...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Name sounds like Nationalist....!!!!

    Hindustan become more & more intolerant society..., Nav Bharat syndrome...!!! cutting, burning, lynching, go to...., etc.,

    Only LORD BRAHMA can save Hindustan...!!!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Oh my goodness... Unable to read... This boy looks cruel...these mobiles are become curse to the society... Land-lines are better.. Most of the days in a month not working... remaining days "bara bara" disturbance. Rest in peace Sir...

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  • Praveen Kumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    There might be other side to this story. He might be addicted to mobile games but the addiction which influenced him to take such decision is something else may be drugs or excessive hatred towards his father for some reasons which we do not know . I guess we as parents we should avoid clinging to the phone ourselves and give more time to our kids talking to them on a regular basis. Left alone kids might get attracted to such activities in order to kill their time and loneliness

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Authorities, please hang him as soon as possible.....

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    The face shows the person is serious depression.

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  • Devdas, Barkur

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Haiwan...guise in human body. Over addiction in any matter is much dangerous. Only with influence of drugs such cruelty occurs. Not able to done by a comman man. Even ISIS doing massacres after taking drugs. On that time...mind lost control and satan occupy immediately.

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