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UP: Father kills son with charger cable after he switched off television during world cup match

This seemingly trivial act turned into a heated argument and ultimately a physical confrontation. Reportedly in an inebriated state, Ganesh strangled his son with a mobile charger, highlighting the tragic consequences of uncontrolled aggression and substance abuse.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kanpur: Cricket fever has gripped the entire nation when India took on Australia in the World Cup final against Australia on Sunday. In a distressing incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, a man allegedly killed his son during the much-awaited World Cup final between India and Australia. Sources reveal that the man was so engrossed in the high-voltage match that he became furious when his son interrupted the television for requesting him to make dinner.

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Accused man identified as Ganesh Prasad was watching the match at his home in Kanpur when his son, Deepak, requested him to prepare dinner first. When his father did not heed the request, Deepak turned off the TV, which caused a heated argument.

The argument soon took to deadly turned and went into a physical fight and Ganesh, who was drunk, strangled his son with a mobile charger, police said. He fled the spot and was later detained by Kanpur police on Monday.

This seemingly trivial act turned into a heated argument and ultimately a physical confrontation. Reportedly in an inebriated state, Ganesh strangled his son with a mobile charger, highlighting the tragic consequences of uncontrolled aggression and substance abuse.

The body was recovered by a relative who found the body lying on the stairs. Cops said the immediate cause of the murder was due to a huge altercation over watching the cricket match.

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Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Brij Narayan Singh, in-charge of Chakeri police station, said that a mobile charging cable had been used in the murder and it is recovered by police. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination, shedding light on the brutal details of the tragedy.

Further investigation reveals that the father-son duo would often get drunk and fight with each other. The mother left the home last week when Deepak beat her up. This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for addressing issues of alcohol abuse and family violence, emphasizing the broader societal impact of such conflicts.

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