x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Worker stabbed praying father to death: police

An Asian worker has been arrested for stabbing his father to death as he prayed.

An Asian worker has been arrested for stabbing his father to death as he prayed, according to Abu Dhabi Police. A 21-year-old man, identified as MMS, told investigators that he killed his father because he refused to give him "a few dirhams". Witnesses interviewed by the police said they saw the suspect holding his bleeding father with the knife still in his hand before they overpowered him and called the authorities. The date of the incident was not disclosed in the police statement, which described the crime as "gruesome". mhabboush@thenational.ae