Karnataka man kills son, dumps body in water tank over IPL betting addiction

Kolar, (Karnataka) Jun 30 (IANS): A 32-year-old man allegedly smothered his 12-year-old son and dumped the body in a water tank here, police said on Thursday. The boy had revealed about his father's IPL betting addiction to his mother.

The accused has been identified as Manikanta, a barber. According to police, Nikhil Kumar had told about his father's addiction of IPL betting and huge financial losses incurred to his mother which infuriated the accused.

According to police, the accused had lost huge money during the IPL season on betting. The victim Nikhil noticed many money lenders coming to his father's shop and asking for repayments.

He had shared this information with his mother who questioned the accused which led to a major fight between the couple.

Enraged over it, the accused took his son on motorcycle on Tuesday on pretext of dropping him to school and committed the crime. Police said that he had smothered the boy to death near the water tank of Setty Madamangala village in Kolar district. Later, he had dumped the body into the water tank.

The police initially presumed it to be a case of drowning and the accused feigned ignorance. However, on being grilled, he confessed to the crime.

Further investigation is on.


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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    How sad .With this action he has burdend more problems as are.Lost son who could be his saviour later or own heritage.More problems than ever.12 years son was in saloon ?Not in school?May God give mother courage to bear the pain.May boys soul rest in peace.How he had the courage to kill his own ?These days we hear only such bad news ,killing murder ,jumping into well or water.Is this hot sun or envirement is responsible.?God save us.

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  • Ayub malpe, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    Another dharmabakshaka , ಹಣೆಬರಹನೇ ಆತ್, ರಡ್ಡ್ ದಿನೊಕೊರ ಇಂಚಿನನೇ ನ್ಯೂಸ್

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    Another deadly spirit of bondage called gambling addictions (also greed to make quick money) Be it gambling, Alcohol, lust, drugs, kill sometimes or put one in slavery of poverty, in debt or in hellish situation! and No freedom! Self Control and Freedom are Divine. Bondages comes from evil spirits which have not seen salvation or moksha. So they roam and possess someone to satisfy their lust or addictions. Prayers atleast half of hour or more morning and evening prayers or family prayers to God to overcome these evils, gradually, to get peace of mind as one or other of these are natural temptations of humanity. Either possess godly or evil spirits then learn lesson and repent to possess godly spirits, only these options for whole of humanity.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    cithra vichithra cases after 2014

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    Ganesh, Mangalore Thu, Jun 30 2022 Evrywhere Bjp is ruling it is the same boss. In UP, Karnataka, Goa, Ghujrath, Bihar, there are RSS or Sharan Pumpwell mind set people are these majority Nationalist living peacefully there? it is the beleif that rest of the people dont follow cheddi idelogy or their words so they provok them. understand why faiths like Dalith are under threat of extinction through killing and lynching.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Thu, Jun 30 2022

    This cricket betting is a menace that not only shatters the player but devastates the entire family... These companies are huge and govts are quite helpless in controlling them... There is no way of winning on a sustained manner... It is a sure case loosing game... Person in dejection gets addicted to intoxication and smoking... There must be action on this urgently...

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