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PUBG-addicted son held for killing father in Karnataka

In a shocking incident in Karnataka”s Belagavi, a 21-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly killing his father for refusing money to re-charge his mobile phone to play the addictive Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) online game, police said on Monday.

“The gruesome murder took place earlier in the day when accused K. Raghuveer attacked his father K. Shankarappa, 62, with a kitchen knife, slitting his throat, chopping his hands and legs in a fit of rage at home for allegedly refusing him money to recharge his mobile phone for playing PUBG, to which was addicted,” Belagavi city police commissioner B.S. Lokesk Kumar told here.

Belagavi is about 500km northwest of the southern state”s capital Bengaluru.

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