Malaysia Nanban reported that a 15-year-old student from Mumbai tried to attack his mother with a kitchen knife when she attempted to turn off his computer and take away his smartphone.
The shocking case highlights hard-to-treat psychological problems caused by excessive dependence on technology.
It was reported that the student spent hours on his smartphone and computer, ignoring his studies, family members and friends.
The next day, the parents got him admitted to the Masina Hospital in Pune for psychiatric treatment. But the boy caused a stir by stripping naked to protest their decision.