In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old boy was beaten to death over a cricket match in West Godavari district. The incident took place in Tanuku town on Friday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Sandeep Kumar, an SSC student.
On Friday evening, Sandeep along with his friends was playing cricket at a local community hall ground, when Harischandra Prasad (19), a vegetable vendor, asked Sandeep if he can play along with them.
â€śAs the match already started, Sandeep refused to take him in the middle of the game. Prasad did not take the refusal well. He got angry and they had a heated argument,â€ť Inspector Srinivas Rao told TNM.
The argument turned ugly when Prasad snatched the cricket bat from Sandeepâ€™s hand and started beating him up.
Sandeep fell unconscious, and his friends rushed him to the Tanuku government hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
It was reported that Sandeep sustained a severe head injury because of the incident.
According to The New Indian Express, Sandeep was staying with his father and sister in Tanuku, while his mother worked in Singapore.
Sandeepâ€™s father lodged a complaint, following which the police has registered a case against Prasad under section 302 of the IPC for murder.
â€śPrasad has been taken into custody,â€ť the Inspector added.
Sandeepâ€™s body was handed over to his family on Saturday, after conducting a post mortem.
Last month, 23-year-old Kiran Kumar, an engineering student, was stabbed to death in Vijayawada over a dispute arising from a game of cricket.
At the time, it was reported that Kiran was playing cricket in his colony with some children, when the ball accidentally hit a woman Devaki Devi.
Kiran reportedly tried to make peace, and apologized to the woman. However, her son P Srikanth reached the spot and picked up an argument.
A scuffle broke out between the two.
Srikanth went to his house and returned with a knife. He stabbed Kiran Kumar in his chest, leading to his death.