In the holy city of Madinah, a six year old boy was brutally murdered in front of his mother by an unidentified person, reported the Saudi Gazatte.
The report said that the crime took place on Wednesday evening and was not premeditated and the suspect had no obvious motives.
The report further mentioned that the 35-year-old assailant was sitting in the coffee shop and went out when he saw the young boy walking in front of him with his mother.
“The killer quickly grabbed the boy from the hands of his mother, broke a bottle he found near the coffee shop and stabbed him,” the report said.
The boy had ordered a meal from a nearby restaurant and was going to collect it when the man saw him. The mother fought desperately to save her son while screaming for help from people who were passing by.
A policeman, who happened to be at the scene, unsuccessfully tried to save the child from the grip of the man.
“He, however, was able to overpower him after his atrocious act before more officers arrived at the scene,” the report said.
The report mentioned that the mother, a heart patient working in Jeddah had come to Madinah with her son to pray at the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) Mosque.
“The mother was in complete shock and was taken to a hospital,” the report said.
The Madinah police opened an investigation into the incident, which has baffled the residents of the holy city.