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Karnataka: Father kills 12-year-old son, dumps body in water tank after latter learns about former's IPL betting addiction

An accused identified as Manikanta, who works as a barber, had incurred huge financial losses due to his IPL betting addiction.
04:20 PM Jun 30, 2022 IST | APN Live
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In yet another shocking incident, a 32-year-old man killed his 12-year-old son and later dumped his body in a water tank in the Kolar district in Karnataka. According to the police, the man took his extreme step after he got to know that his son Nikhil has revealed his father’s betting addiction during IPL to his mother.

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An accused identified as Manikanta, who works as a barber, had incurred huge financial losses due to his IPL betting addiction. The victim, Nikhil, noticed that his father was in huge debt because many money lenders were coming to his father’s shop and asking for repayments. Later, Nikhil explains this to his mother, who questioned Manikanta about the lenders. This infuriated Manikanta, which led to a heated argument between the couple.

In a fit of rage, Manikanta took his son to school on a motorcycle on Tuesday under the pretext of dropping him off but instead committed the crime. According to the police, he strangled the boy to death close to the village of Setty Madamangala’s water tank in the Kolar district. He later dumps the body in the water tank.

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At first, the police believed it to be a drowning case and the accused feigned ignorance. But after being examined and interrogated several times, he admitted to the crime. Further investigation is underway.

A similar incident took place in Nagpur earlier this May where a drunk father killed his 10-year-old son for not filling water at home. The accused was identified as Santlal Madavi. The post-mortem report highlighted assault and belt strangulation as the cause of death. The suspect was detained for murder after confessing to the crime.

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