A 12-year-old boy was killed following an altercation over the popular video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

The child, identified as Mohammed Akif, was found dead Sunday, April 4, in the city of Mangalore in Karnataka, India.

A 17-year-old boy, who will be unnamed considering his age, was arrested for his involvement in the death of the child.

According to the police, Akif and the accused knew each other through the online game PUBG. The two often played against each other online and Akif won most of the matches.

This gave way to suspicions in the mind of the 17-year-old who accused Akif of cheating. The accused challenged Akif for a face-to-face match to which he agreed.

The duo then met in person Saturday night to play the game. Akif lost the game which gave way to a dispute between the two.

During the argument, Akif allegedly threw a stone at the suspect. In retaliation, the teenager threw an even bigger stone at the child.

Akif collapsed and began bleeding from his head. The confused suspect then dragged the child’s body to the side of the road and covered it with banana leaves before fleeing the scene.

The child’s family members began looking for the boy when he did not return home that night. The next day his body was found about a kilometer away from his home.

The suspect was arrested the next day after the child’s body was found.

During the interrogation, the teenager confessed to the crime. He told investigators that he panicked after the child began bleeding and became unresponsive.

He said he went home and told his father about the incident. According to Police Commissioner, Shashi Kumar, the boy’s father hid the suspect’s blood-stained shirt and also told his son to not tell anyone about the incident or that he had met the deceased boy.

The suspect’s father was arrested Tuesday. The charges imposed on him were unclear at this time.

This picture taken on August 22, 2020 shows stateless eSports player Muhammad Aiman Hafizi Ahmad, 20, playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Representational image. Getty Images | MOHD RASFAN/AFP

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