BY Staff Reporter | Mar 10, 2014 05:04 AM EDT
A 17-year-old Filipino beat his own grandmother to death in Quezon City, Philippines after she interrupted his Dota game and scolded him.
The teenager said he could not remember what actually happened, but his grandma was found dead at the scene with wounds to her head, neck, and chest, with additional wounds inflicted from defending herself on her arms. Bloodstained ceramic, likely a vase, was found in a dustbin in the house's front yard, while a washbasin, presumably used to clean up the house, was found next to the grandmother's body.
According to respected Philippine Newspaper, The Philippine Star, The boy had been playing Dota at a local internet cafe when his grandmother fetched him at 6:00 P.M where he was forced to leave a Dota game already underway. The kid allegedly snapped while his grandmother was scolding him for playing dota, and killed her out of spite.
He told police that he had blacked out during the attack and woke up to find himself cleaning evidence of the crime. He then went to his aunt at about 10:00 P.M. to tell her what had happened. Aunt and teenager returned to his home together, after which she called the police.
Apparently the teenager came from a broken home and was raised solely by his grandmother. He has been turned over to social workers in the Philippines.
This is the second case of Dota-related violence in the Philippines this month where an 11-year old boy was killed after hacking his friends Dota 2 account. You can read our report on the incident by clicking here.
The increased video game related deaths in the country have prompted some Filipinos to say that video games should be regulated in the Philippines and some claimed that Dota 2 and the like should be banned in the Philippines.
John Eric Arcilla Garcia posted on Facebook page of ABS-CBN news, (translated) "Dota should be banned here (Philippines) Aside from kids being addicted to it and ruining their education, (Dota) is causing them kill each other"
Ivelyn Tambong posted (translated) "I wish (playing) Dota should be stopped. It's because of Dota that the students' education are being neglected"
Hector Ocampo posted (translated) "Dota shouldn't be the only game that gets banned! LOL (League of Legends) should be banned too! The kids are killing each other because of these games!"
After the news about the 11-year old kid being killed broke out, a bunch of racist gamers from all over the world bashed Filipinos for a number of different reasons, click here to read our article on the incident.
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