A six-year-old boy was murdered near a coffee shop in Al-Tilal neighborhood of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Madinah in front of his mother’s eyes by an unidentified man, Saudigazzette reported.
According to the report 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 in the company of his mother.
Quoting sources Saudi gazette reported that 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 boy had ordered a meal from a nearby restaurant and was going to collect it when the man saw him.
According to the report the mother fought desperately to save her son while screaming for help from passerby.
A policeman, who happened to be at the scene by chance, unsuccessfully tried to save the child from the grips of the man. He, however, was able to overpower him after his atrocious act before more officers arrived at the scene.
The sources said the mother was a heart patient working in Jeddah and she came to Madinah with her son to pray at the Prophet Muhammad’s Mosque.
The mother was in complete shock and was taken to hospital.
The Madinah police opened an investigation into the incident, which baffled residents of the holy city.
Meanwhile media reports have said that the boy was killed for his faith.
According to the report by Sun.co.uk the man got enraged after getting to know that the boy belonged to a particular sect and murdered him.
Meanwhile the incident has left Saudi Arabia’s minority community shaken with calls of transparent investigation behind the motive of murder growing in the community.