The man is said to be in an “abnormal” mental state.
Rabat – A second shocking crime has stirred nationwide uproar this week in Morocco when a 33-year old man slaughtered a five-year old boy in Sale, Rabat’s twin city, on Tuesday, November 26.
The man, in an “abnormal” mental state, killed the boy on Tuesday night. Witnesses said that the child was playing next to his house in El Baraka district in Sale’s Kariat Ouled Moussa neighborhood.
When the attacker, carrying a large knife, attempted to run away, citizens managed to stop him. Police then arrested him
The victim’s father told the press that, despite the man’s unstable mental state, he “will never forgive him” for murdering his son.
“He should be punished. He should receive death penalty. Please nobody ask me to forgive him because I will not,” he added.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that the suspect is a 33-year old. He used a retractable knife to commit the murder.
The DGSN said that the murder is “linked to illogical reasons that the investigation is trying to clarify.”
Police put the suspect in custody for further investigation to shed more light on the incident.
The crime is the second shocking incident to cause nationwide uproar in recent weeks. The first happened three days ago when a stepmother murdered her husband’s seven year old child.
The biological mother of the child was searching for her son after he vanished. She said that she has been looking for her son for three days.
“I met with his stepmother and said that she had not seen him,” the mother said.
The stepmother also shared “missing” announcements on social media to avoid suspicion.
The stepmother murdered and mutilated the child before hiding parts of his body in the fridge.