A man allegedly brutally stabbed his father to death after the patriarch refused to give him a cigarette in Barpeta district, Assam, India on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

The accused, identified as Samsul Hoque, 30, allegedly asked his father Lalmiya, 50, to share with him a beedi to smoke. Beedi is a thin cigarette filled with tobacco flake and commonly wrapped in a tendu found in India. However, after smoking the first beedi, Hoque asked his father for another one, NDTV reported. 

Upon the suspect's second request, the father refused to share any more cigarettes and began verbally abusing his son. A heated argument quickly ensued between the two. During the confrontation, Hoque, in a fit of rage, pulled out a sharp weapon and began stabbing his father to death. Following the incident, villagers notified the local police. Officers immediately rushed to the spot and apprehended the accused. After the authorities interrogated the suspect, Hoque confessed to the alleged crime. 

In a similar but unrelated incident, a drunk Indian man was accused of brutally slitting a woman's throat and killing her in anger after she allegedly refused to sell him a cigarette in Dwarka, Delhi, India on Oct. 3, 2021.

The accused, identified as Dilip, 45, a plumber and a contractor by profession, reportedly went to the victim Vibha's shop and asked for a cigarette and some food. However, when Vibha refused to give him anything as he didn't have any money on him, the suspect argued with her and proceeded to slash her throat with a knife, Latin Times reported. 

Dilip reportedly owed money to Vibha and had not paid her back despite her repeated requests. 

Locals gathered at the spot and started beating Dilip after he heinously attacked Vibha. When a police team reached the spot, a mob of about 20 to 25 people started mauling them and pelted stones at their vehicle. The mob refused to let the police take Dilip into custody and insisted on beating him to death.

The investigators registered a case against Dilip and have also registered a case of rioting against the locals and have reportedly arrested five of them, including a woman.

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