Apr 29 2012
Four-year-old Saudi boy kills his father for not buying him a Sony Playstation, uncle blames it on (infidel) cartoons
The boy, who accidentally shot dead his 33-year-old father last week to the shock of his mother and 14 other brothers and sisters, says he believes his dad is not dead and will return to him soon.
EMIRATES The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the child grabbed his father’s pistol and shot him in the head. According to the newspaper, the child had asked his father to buy him a PlayStation and the shooting took place after the man returned home without the desired object.
As he was undressing, the man put the weapon down, which the child then grabbed and fired at him from close range. However, according to other Saudi papers, the father had not noticed that his child had reached his gun and was playing with it before putting his little finger on the trigger.
EMIRATES According to his uncle, the boy Nawaf accidentally killed his father, Mofreh Al Fif, when he tampered with his gun, denying reports that he murdered him on purpose after his father refused to buy him a play station.
His mother, still recovering from the loss of the family’s sole supporter, describes Nawaf as a “calm and non-aggressive” boy while his brothers say he is a big fan of cartoon films and could have been imitating one of favourite characters when he aimed the pistol at his father and shot him at home in the southern province of Jazan.
“My father is a hero like that one in my play station….he is pretending to be absent but will return soon…I am waiting for him,” Nawaf told the Arabic language daily Alriyadh, whose reporter visited them at home.
The paper published several pictures showing Nawaf with his family, apparently unaware of what he has done. The boy, who looked innocent by a bit confused, was described by a newspaper last week as the “youngest killer” in Saudi Arabia.
“This is destiny and God’s will and we have to accept it….the tragedy is that my brother was the sole supporter of 15 children….he was a kind man and has good relations with all his neighbours and other residents.”