ISF Says al-Kafaat Doctor was Murdered by Son

A physician gruesomely murdered Wednesday inside his house was killed at the hands of his own son, the Internal Security Forces announced on Thursday.

The ISF said it managed to arrest the 24-year-old culprit in the Beirut suburb of Hadath only hours after he committed his crime.

“Following investigations, the Baabda judicial police department arrested the victim's 24-year-old son on Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Hadath area,” the ISF's statement said.

“During interrogation, he confessed to murdering his father over disputes,” the ISF added, noting that the son has “psychiatric and neurological problems.”

On Wednesday, the corpse of Dr. Hasan Abdul Hadi al-Sayyed Suleiman Hashem, a 54-year-old general practitioner, was found in his house in the Beirut southern suburb of al-Kafaat, state-run National News Agency reported.

The body was burned and suffering six stab wounds to the neck and chest, NNA said.

“His house was torched after he was stabbed, in a bid to hide the traces of the crime,” MTV reported.



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