- A 17-year-old student jumped off the second floor of his house
- He allegedly threatened to kill self if his father didn't buy him a game
- His father, refused to buy the game, fearing he'd get addicted to it
The family had shifted into the newly built house on the outskirts of Hyderabad only recently.
G Abhinay, a first year student, had allegedly threatened to kill himself if his father didn't buy him the 3,000-rupee game. He had been pressing his father G Srinivas for a week, said the police.
His father, however, refused to buy the game, fearing that he would get addicted to it and it would distract him from his studies. His mother also told him he should wait, since the family had just spent a lot on the house.
The police say they are investigating other possible reasons for the alleged suicide. Sources say they are wondering if an engineering student would take such a drastic step over a video game.
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