In a rather strange criminal incident, a man was allegedly attacked with a knife by his sister’s fiance after the latter drained out his mobile phone battery.
It was said that the victim was playing an online game and could not get a charger.
Police said that the incident happened on February 7 but a case of attempt to murder was registered by Kolshewadi police in Maharashtra’s Thane district.
“Rajnish Rajbar drained out his phone battery playing Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). When he could not get a charger, he picked up a quarrel in the house and attacked his would-be wife’s brother Om Bavdhankar with a knife,” the official said.
He said the accused has not been arrested as yet and probe into the incident was underway.
Earlier on Thursday, the Bombay High Court had directed the Maharashtra government and the Centre to respond to a public interest litigation seeking children be prohibited from playing the mobile game PUBG at school.