"Bujjayya assaulted Venkat with scissors injuring him near the neck and severely damaging his nerve," police said.

Fight over TV remote turns fatal man attacked by father-in-law in Telangana diesImage for representation
news Crime Monday, April 16, 2018 - 21:20

In a bizarre incident, a 25-year-old man lost his life after getting attacked by his father-in-law following a heated exchange over the TV remote for watching a channel.

The incident took place in the village of Baramgeda in Birkur mandal of Kamareddy district in North Telangana.

25-year-old Mangali Venkat was married to Akshita and residing at his in-laws place, working in a saloon shop with his father-in-law Bujjayya.

Venkat came home last Wednesday evening on April 9 apparently after getting drunk and picked up a fight with his father-in law who was also seemingly drunk.

According to Birkur Police, after coming home, Venkat wanted to watch the ongoing IPL while Bujjayya was already watching a serial.

Venkat asked his father-in-law to give him the TV remote as he wanted to watch cricket, but Bujjayya didn't give it.

An argument soon ensued over the TV remote, which turned violent and Bujjayya attacked Venkat with a pair of scissors.

Venkat and Bujjayya were already embroiled in an ongoing spat over family matters.

Speaking to TNM, Birkur SI Sampath Kumar said, "Both were already having brawls for some time, that day the argument over TV remote took a violent turn. Bujjayya assaulted Venkat with scissors injuring him near the neck and severely damaging his nerve."

Venkat was taken to hospital in Hyderabad and treated but after being in coma for five days, he succumbed on Saturday night, April 14.

Police arrested Bujjayya on Monday and registered a case under IPC section 302.  


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