A 14 year old Chinese boy has been arrested after stabbing his own father to death at a cyber cafe after the father confronted him over playing video games instead of going to school and doing his homework.
Daily Mail reports that the boy’s father had gone to fetch the boy from the internet cafe, but when the boy refused to return home the pair argued and the boy allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed his father. His mother, Hua Mai, blamed violent games for her husband’s death, and said that the teenager had become ‘addicted’ to gaming. Continue…
She said that her son was a regular visitor to the internet cafe in Loudi in south China’s Hunan province, and that his school work had started to suffer as he was missing classes and not doing his homework.
‘When my husband spotted that he had once again skipped his studies to go with his friends and play video games, my husband Lu had gone to get the boy,’ she said.
However, the teenager refused to go home and is alleged to have pulled out a knife and attacked his father before running away, leaving the fatally injured man to bleed to death on the floor outside the internet cafe.
Police later found the boy at another internet cafe. He was arrested, while officers have ordered that every internet cafe in the surrounding area be closed while an investigation into the incident, and which games the boy was playing is carried out.Police said the boy was being kept in a psychiatric institute while tests were being carried out.