UP Teen Shot Mother Over Mobile Game, Hid Body For 2 Days: Cops

Police said the boy was addicted to the game and usedto play it frequently. (representational)


A 16-year-old boy allegedly killed his mother after the latter stopped him from playing a mobile game in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, police said today.

The teenager shot his mother in the early hours of Monday with his father’s licensed revolver, after a heated argument over the game, which he used to play frequently.

The woman died shortly after being shot in the head, officials said.

He hid the body and stayed at home with his 9-year-old sister for two days. The boy used a room freshener to do away with the foul smell, police said.

The boy had threatened his sister not to tell anyone about the alleged crime.

On being asked, the boy cooked up a fake story and told the police and his father, who is an Armyman, that the woman was shot dead by an electrician, who had visited the house for some work.

He confessed to the crime later during the police interrogation, an official said, adding that further investigation is underway.

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