A young Kuwaiti man was arrested for the attempted murder of his mother after breaking into her apartment in Al Salmiya area of the Hawalli Governorate, an Arabic daily reported.

Officers arrived after receiving a report that a young man was trying to kill his mother. Upon reaching the Security officers managed to control the man and convince him to drop the knife.

It was found out through an investigation that the suspect was a former policeman at Kuwait’s Interior Ministry and he told the investigators that he had done so because he dreamed of his mother practicing black magic.

The suspect said he intended to kill his mother to stop her from practicing witchcraft.

The mother, however, refused to file a case against her son, who was dismissed from his job as a police officer in February. She told police that her son is receiving addiction treatment at a rehabilitation hospital.

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