A 17-year-old Filipino beat his own grandmother to death in Quezon City last Friday night, 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.
The boy had been playing Dota at an internet cafe when his grandmother fetched him at 6:00 P.M. Already interrupted mid-way in his Dota game, the kid allegedly snapped while his grandmother was scolding him, and attacked her.
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.
This is the second case of Dota-related violence in the Philippines this month. Hopefully, it can also be the last.