Man 'bites' 5-month-old son to death

A Saudi man bit his five-month-old son to death and tried to run over his wife but she escaped and reported him to the police.

In court, the judge in the Western Saudi town of Makkah sentenced him to 15 years in prison and ordered him lashed 6,000 times in batches.

Newspapers said the 40-year-old man was found guilty of biting his son on various parts of his body until he died before dumping the body under a bridge.

“He tried to kill his wife in the way but she ran away. He then tried to run her over but she was knocked down by another car, which took her to hospital,” Sada daily said.

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