Man Beheads 15 Month-Old In Grocer's Fruit & Veggie Section
“I was shopping when I heard a scream and saw people running toward the shop’s pastry corner.”
Saudi Grocery Shopper
The center of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
a 25 year-old Syrian man was having a dispute with his sister.
So he grabbed a knife from the grocer’s counter and sliced the head off his nephew in the fruit and vegetable section of the store.
Arab News and LGF Quick Links reported:
Early morning shoppers at a supermarket in Jeddah were left reeling yesterday, with some falling unconscious, after a well-built Syrian man clinched a knife and decapitated his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in the store’s fruit and vegetable section.
In a brutal murder that has shocked the city, the 25-year-old man beheaded the boy, who was out shopping with his mother — in full glare of shoppers and staff at Al-Marhaba supermarket on Sari Street around 9.30 a.m. The man, who is the boy’s maternal uncle, apparently killed the boy following a dispute with his sister and brother-in-law.
Eyewitnesses said that the man picked up a knife from inside the store and severed the boy’s head. The mother and a shopper standing close by fainted, while several other stood in shock and disbelief over what had happened.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Arab News, “The murderer was in a dispute with the boy’s mother and her husband. He chopped off the boy’s head in front of the mother to get back at her.” He added that the mother has been left traumatized and is in hospital. The boy’s father was at work at the time of the incident.
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