A 45-year-old man from Hyderabad, India has been accused of chopping off his own son’s hand after he was infuriated with the teenager’s addiction to watching pornographic films and other movies on his mobile phone, reports said Wednesday.

Police said the man was arrested on Tuesday. The alleged incident took place when the teenager refused to hand over the phone to his father. Mohammed Qayyum Qureshi has been sent to jail on charges of attempt to murder, police confirmed.

The incident was allegedly triggered when 19-year-old Mohammad Khalid Qureshi refused to heed repeated warnings against watching too many films and porn on the mobile phone. His father, who is a butcher, was reportedly trying to put an end to his son’s obsession with a brand new smartphone.

On Sunday, the father tried to snatch the phone away from the teenager when he was again caught watching adult movies. But resisting the attempt, Khalid bit his father’s hand and fled, and returned home only late at night when everyone in the house was already asleep.

On Monday morning, the pair clashed again over the same issue.

“In a fit of anger, Qayyum picked up his butcher’s knife and chopped off Khalid’s right hand,” police inspector P Lakshmikanth Reddy of the city's Pahadi Shareef region told the Hindustan Times in India.

“Hearing the son’s screams, the other family members came and immediately took him to a nearby hospital, where the doctors said the hand was 90% severed and the chances of restoring it are bleak,” he added.

The hand, slightly above the wrist, was severely damaged and there is very little chance of it recovering, the police said.

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After the incident, the father surrendered to the Pahadi Shareef police station and was sent on a 14-day pre-trial detention.

“The father has been booked under section 307 of Indian Penal Code (attempt to murder) and taken into custody,” Reddy said.

During questioning, the father reportedly claimed his son was “badly addicted to watching porn” on his mobile phone “at the expense of his work, food, and sleep.”

The victim works as a cable operator.

Recent statistics from adult website "PornHub" listed India as having the third-largest user base, just behind the United States and Britain in 2017.

Last year, 25.4 percent of smartphone users, who were said to have encountered malware were attacked mostly by malicious programs, which used adult content to attract them into installing infected apps on their devices and phones, Times Now in India reported, citing a report from January.

According to the findings of Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, more than 1.2 million mobile phone users witnessed a malware attack in 2017. The use of porn topics is most active in the mobile threat landscape, the cybersecurity and anti-virus provider added.