Son beheads father in Australia

2013-02-14 09:00
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Sydney - A man was arrested in Australia on Thursday after allegedly decapitating his father after he stepped in to protect his wife during a family quarrel, reports and police said.

Toufic Zahab, aged 69, died after he was reportedly attacked with a brick and a knife inside his home in a western Sydney suburb.

Police confirmed the man's head was cut off and his wife was being treated for shock after the attack allegedly carried out by their son Khoder, aged 42.

"A man has been arrested after a body was found in a home in Bankstown this morning," police said.

"Police were called to the home... shortly after 06:00 today, responding to reports of a domestic violence incident."

Khoder was arrested but has not yet been charged.

"The scene itself is quite disturbing. It's been a difficult morning for both the family and the police, and ambulance staff are currently looking after their welfare," acting Bankstown superintendent Glen Fitzgerald said.

Relatives gathered outside the house told media that the son pushed his mother down the stairs and then attacked his father when he tried to intervene.

Zahab's grandson Abdul, told the Sydney Morning Herald: "Everyone's devastated and shocked.

"He was a wonderful man, a beautiful man, well known in the community. This is the most unexpected thing that could occur."

- SAPA
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