Gujarat: Teen kills brother in fight over mobile game
The incident took place at Goblej village on Monday and the minor accused was detained on Wednesday
16-year-old boy allegedly killed his younger brother by attacking him with a stone and later throwing him into a well following a fight between them over sharing a mobile phone to play an online game in Kheda district, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place at Goblej village on Monday and the minor accused was detained on Wednesday, sub-inspector S P Prajapati of Kheda town police said.
As per the preliminary probe, the family hailed from Banswara district of neighbouring Rajasthan and had come to Goblej to work as farm labourers at an agricultural field on the outskirts of the village, he said.
"On May 23, when the boys were playing a game on a mobile phone by taking turns, the accused fought with his 11-year-old brother, who refused to give him the device when it was his turn to play. In a fit of rage, the teen hit his younger brother's head with a large stone," Prajapati said.
After the boy fell unconscious, the teen tied the stone to the victim using a wire and threw him into a nearby well when there was nobody else, he said.
After that, without informing his parents, the accused minor boarded a bus and travelled to his hometown in Rajasthan, he said.
On learning about the incident from the family on Wednesday, the police rushed to the spot and retrieved the victim's body from the well and registered a case of murder against the minor, he added.
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