Man kills septuagenarian father after dispute

The suspect started assaulting his father after he intervened as the 32-year-old was assaulting his sister over a dispute.

By Amira Agarib/principal Correspondent

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:05 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:49 PM

Dubai - A 32-year-old Emirati allegedly murdered his septuagenarian father after the latter intervened as the former assaulted his sister. The family told the police the suspect is suffering from mental health problems.

The murder was reported from Oud Al Mutaina area in Dubai on Sunday at 8.30pm. According to the complainants — the suspect’s siblings — the suspect was assaulting his sister over a dispute they had when their father intervened. The suspect then started assaulting his father and allegedly held him by the neck.

His siblings separated the two and managed to lock the suspect out of the house. However, their father started bleeding from the nose. He was rushed to Rashid Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect has been referred to the public prosecution and is expected to be sent for a psychiatric evaluation.

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