The double murder case of a woman and her 11-year-old daughter was solved on Saturday after the police nabbed the 16-year-old son who confessed to killing them with scissors and a pizza cutter.
The accused told police that he used a cricket bat, a pair of scissors and pizza cutter to kill his mother and sister, according to police.
However, further revelations made during the investigation have left even the police officials shocked.
While the juvenile has confessed that he killed his mother and sister because he was scolded and beaten up at home, his father suspects that his son was under the influence of a deadly video game – High School Gangster Escape – that involves violence.
The revelation is a grim reminder of the Blue Whale Challenge, a mobile game that killed several teenagers across the country, motivating them to commit suicide.
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The boy’s father said that his son was addicted to the violent video game, which he used to play on his mobile. Even after the father seized the teenager’s mobile phone in September, he continued to play it on his mother’s phone.
According to police, the boy was also angry over his parents’ alleged biased behaviour towards his sister, and that he was beaten up by his mother for not studying.
‘High School Gangster Escape’ is a violent video game which instigates children to escaping high school. There are security cameras to monitor every crime move, as he grab weapons to hit and kill security guards. Killing, robbing, stealing, destroying things are a part of this game.
The juvenile was detained on Friday from Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh from where he had made a call to his father, Senior Superintendent of Noida Police Luv Kumar told the media.
The 42-year-old mother and her daughter were found murdered in the 1446, A Block flat of 11th Avenue of Gaur City in Greater Noida West on Tuesday night. Their blood-soaked bodies were found in the bedroom of their house. The father was travelling out of the city in connection with his business when the crime took place.
Recounting the version as confessed by the boy, Kumar said he attacked his mother and sister with a bat, then used a pair of small scissors and then a pizza cutter to kill them.
He told police that he left the house with some money in a bag soon after the crime and took a cab to New Delhi Railway Station from where he travelled to Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Chandigarh again, to Ranchi and then to Mughalsarai from where he was detained.
Kumar said the boy spent money as much as he could understand and probably missed the bag containing the cash in one of the trains from which he had got down in a hurry.
He perhaps travelled without tickets.
The police officer said the case showed how it was difficult to understand the psychology of a child who believed he was being discriminated vis-a-vis his sister.
Probably he was also weak in studies and not much interested, Kumar said.