Teen hacks mother, sister to death in UP

Teen hacks mother, sister to death in UP

Irked over being repeatedly scolded for not paying attention to his studies, a 15-year old boy brutally hacked his mother to death in Greater Noida

The boy, a Class X student, also killed his 11-year old sister as she woke up after the former battered his mother to death at their apartment in Gaur City-II in Greater Noida on the night of December 4.

According to police sources here on Saturday, the boy who fled from his home after committing the crime was apprehended in Varanasi, about 300 km from here, on Friday,

The police said the teenager, who was weak in studies, was often scolded and beaten up by his mother for playing games on his cell phone for long hours and not paying attention to his studies.

On the night of December 4, the boy first hit his mother with a cricket bat while she was asleep and later used scissors and a pizza cutter to kill her.

He then killed his sister, who woke up after hearing the noise, apparently to hide his crime, the police said. The teenager's father, who is a businessman, was away on a business trip that day.

Sources said the boy, after committing the crime, took a cab to New Delhi railway station and from there boarded a train to Ludhiana.

From there he went to Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district and later reached Varanasi.

The police said called his father up from Varanasi from some other person's cell phone.

The police traced his location and apprehended him from Dashashwamedh ghat on the banks of the river Ganga on Friday.

The police said the teenager admitted to his crime. They also said that he used to watch crime gangster games on his cell phone.

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