The Moroccan teenager was heading to a mosque to attend a breaking fast ceremony ahead of his killing.
Rabat – An 18-year-old Moroccan teenager was stabbed to death on Friday evening at around 8:00 p.m. in Dundrum, Dublin, while on his way to a mosque.
Irish police said that another teenager is assisting them with their investigation of the fatal stabbing.
The victim, Azzam Raguragui, was killed when he was reportedly on his way to a breaking fast ceremony held at a mosque.
BBC reported that police are following a “definite line of inquiry”, ruling out a racial motive.
Despite medical intervention at the scene, the fatal stabbing claimed the life of the Moroccan teenager who succumbed to his wounds at the St James’s Hospital, a short time after he was transferred.
No arrest has been reported in connection with the murder.
A video has gone viral, showing the victim’s mother crying after the death of her son.
“Thanks God, please pray for him. He was killed as a martyr,” said the devout mother.
With emotional words, the mother asked people surrounding her son at the hospital to pray and to not feel sad because “God chose him in this holy month.”
“He died in this holy month and on Friday before Iftar.”
She also asked that people remain calm, read the Quran, and pray for her son, reciting a dua or prayer.